Lakers News: Andrew Wiggins Picks Kobe to Play One-On-One

935435_10151409626122967_1883194224_nMost NBA fans know of young Andrew Wiggins as the anticipated first pick of the 2014 NBA Draft and the main reason why many NBA teams will tank their season this upcoming year in order to have a shot at drafting him.

He will be playing his lone collegiate season in Kansas and barring any major injury, he will make one franchise very optimistic upon his arrival in the NBA.

—-Want to show off your Kobe love? Check out this VINO t-shirt!—-

Wiggins, who has yet to play a single minute for the Kansas Jayhawks, is already thinking about playing against the best the NBA can offer. In an interview with Rivals.com, he was asked which NBA player he would want to face in a one-on-one game. Wiggins chose Kobe Bryant for the following reason:

Wiggins, who could have also picked LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Chris Paul, went with the Black Mamba. While many might argue that Kobe Bryant is at the tail end of his career, the admiration and respect shown by Wiggins is a testament to Bryant’s reign at the top of the NBA.

Wiggins recognizes Michael Jordan is the greatest, but also knows that Kobe Bryant is not too far behind. We will not know if Wiggins will pan out to be the incredible phenom he is expected to be, but he does respect the great ones that came before him and is not afraid to challenge them, which is very Kobe-like.

—————————————————————————————————————–

Did you see our videos of our exclusive interview with Kobe? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Report: Lakers Add Heidi Watney as Sideline Reporter for Time Warner

According to Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England Heidi Watney is…

Pau Gasol Wants To Win Another Championship, Not Ruling Out Return

[new_royalslider id=”130″] Pau Gasol has not been with the Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Praises Jordan Clarkson’s Strong Play

The Los Angeles Lakers selected guard Jordan Clarkson with the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft after purchasing the pick from the Washington Wizards for $1.8 million. The move proved to be fortuitous, as Clarkson has far exceeded expectations during his time in purple and gold and received a contract worth four years and $50 million this summer…

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Wants To Remain With Lakers Past Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers have put themselves in an ideal situation for…