Rivalry in sports is not limited to teams but also goes down among players. The same thing is evident in NBA where there are rivalries amongst players. However, the biggest rivalry between players is between Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.
The rivalry between the two players is evident in almost all the seasons of NBA. The former Texas Longhorn got the best out of the five-time NBA champion as the former decided to stay out of the final game of an NBA season.
The rivalry is so intense that the two always try to get an edge over each other while playing a match. The rivalry between the two has always benefited the two teams as the two have been performing really well to take their teams’ home every time they meet in an NBA season.
In the recent past, Bryant’s experienced Lakers squad has not been able to gain an edge over Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers ended up higher in the final standings in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
The rivalry between the two players really make the match between the two teams more exciting as viewers get to see a good show whenever these two teams battle it out in the middle.