“Gonna Have a Rude Awakening”: NBA Fans Get Real on Potential NBA Draft 2022 1st Pick as He Talks Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady’s Influence

The 2022 NBA Draft is fast approaching in the next fifteen days. The draft lottery took place last month and the last two spots are still up for grabs. The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors duel for the NBA Finals. It’s the time when prospects give interviews and train with teams. This draft has three surefire contenders, with Chet Holmgren leading the odds of being number one overall. However, he recently gave an interview that may not have gone down well with fans.

In which interviewAmong other things, Chet spoke about the role models Kobe and Tracy and their influence on his game. He said, “I started watching basketball in 2011…You know, I’ve watched a lot, a lot, of T-Mac, Olajuwon…. Guys like that they use their size coupled with skills to create advantages you know everyone is watching Kobe. I’ve also seen a lot of Kobe to this day.

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But not all fans are happy with Chet Holmgren and they share their views. Here are some of the reactions:

Kobe Bryant – The Myth, The Legend

Kobe Bryant came to the league straight out of high school and dominated from his freshman season. The Charlotte Hornets selected Kobe as the thirteenth overall pick. They would then immediately trade him to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac. The trade for the Lakers was greenlit by another Laker legend, Jerry West, who was impressed with Kobe when he came to practice.

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DIVE DEEPER

Anthony Edwards is reliving the embarrassment of a Stephen Curry drill that beat him during the NBA draft workout for the Warriors

about 18 hours ago

The deal would pair him with then-recently signed free agent Shaquille O’Neal. They would later form one of the best double strikes this league has ever seen.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 12: Boston Celtics’ Paul Piece #34 is guarded by Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant #24 in game four of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 12, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTICE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Shaq and Kobe would go to four straight NBA Finals and win three straight. They would dominate the Western Conference before Shaq left for Miami in 2004. Let us know your favorite Shaq and Kobe memory in the comments below.

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