Lakers Great Kobe Bryant Congratulates Tracy McGrady On Making The Hall Of Fame
Tracy Mcgrady Calls Kobe Bryant ‘best Player That I Ever Faced’

During their primes in the NBA, Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady had some epics battles. These two elite scorers used to go back and forth on the hardwood while trying to lead their teams to victory.

Although McGrady was never able to win that elusive championship with the teams he played on; there’s no question he earned Bryant’s respect. Kobe once referred to McGrady as the toughest player he had ever played against, and that’s pretty telling considering the competition Kobe faced during his 20 years in the league.

On Saturday, it was announced that McGrady would be a part of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Bryant promptly took to Twitter to congratulate his former on-court rival:

McGrady’s career came to an end back in 2013 when he gave it one more shot at a title with the San Antonio Spurs. The two-time scoring champion came up short that year with the Spurs falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals in six games.

As for Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar will have to wait his turn to get the call to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The five-time NBA champion walked away from the game last April after dropping 60 points on the Utah Jazz in the Lakers’ season finale at the Staples Center.

The legendary Laker will almost certainly join Tim Duncan as a first-ballot Hall of Famer with the two former players being eligible to be inducted in 2021.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Unfazed By Alternating Roles Throughout 2016-17 Season

The 82-game NBA season is a grueling process for every team, requiring constant adjustments and interchanging scenarios…

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant On His Final All-Star Game In Toronto

After being the leading vote-getter, Kobe Bryant enters his 18th and final All-Star Game in Toronto for the Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers Practice Notes & Video: Top 10 Defensive Team

Seven games into the 2017-18 NBA season, and the Los Angeles Lakers are starting off as a top 10 defensive team…

DeMarcus Cousins Calls LeBron James ‘Best Player In The World,’ Says Lakers Have ‘A Chance’ To Beat Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers signing LeBron James changed the NBA landscape, but the Golden State Warriors answered…