Kobe Bryant told ESPN on Thursday that he beat Tracy McGrady in a one-on-one game early in their careers during a promotional tour in Germany.
"When I was about 20, we were in Germany doing some promotional stuff for that other sneaker company and we played basketball every day," said Bryant. "We were in the gym all the time. We played three games of one-on-one to 11. I won all three games. One game I won 11-2. After the third game he said he had back spasms and couldn’t play anymore."
McGrady heard about Bryant's version of the story and responded on Twitter.
"LOL Hell no! That's far from the truth. No one in the NBA is playing 1 on 1. Me and KB never went to Germany together either.."
quote:so fricking glad to be done with the t-mac saga. being barely over .500 and the 9th seed in the west every year is better than building a franchise around a guy made of glass. good riddance.
quote:so thrilled to be done with hoping him and yao would stay healthy.
Got some pent up anger I see
quote:well t-mac doesnt play D, so even if he started with the ball and went up 6-0, he'd lose possession eventually, and the game. young kobe was fricking nast.
It would have been amazing to see 2002 Kobe vs 2002 McGrady tho.