Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players of his generation, if not the best. But sometimes his play on the court in the past 18 years comes into question.
No matter how successful you are in the NBA, there will always be something that haters want to hang onto to say, 'well they wouldn't have been able to do that without him.'
Well, Kobe Bryant felt that at the weekend when NBA fans started ripping into the Lakers legends stats as if they didn't mean squat.
Now we all know that the Lakers wouldn't have dominated the NBA during the early 2000's without Kobe Bryant dominating, but some fans like to think otherwise.
These particular fans were tweeting on the social media platform Twitter, responding to tweets about Kobe Bryant by Kevin Durant, who was praising the five-time NBA champion.
Not only that, when fans questioned the greatness of the Lakers shooting-guard, Kevin Durant swiftly came to the defense of Kobe Bryant, and fired off back at the fans.
After numerous insane responses regarding Kobe's 81 points in a game back in 2006, Durant was incensed and had to act with several tweets, according to reports.
"You're just throwing that around like scoring 80 is scoring 20 lol. We're talking about Kobe not anybody else. He's one of the greatest," Durant tweeted Sunday.
"This ain't the pits league or watts. This is real structured basketball. 81 on 46 shots is pretty damn good. You want him to shoot 20 shots to get 80?"
The game that the comments were referring to was when Bryant scored a career high of 81-points on January 22, 2006. Kobe dominated the Toronto Raptors that day to earn the second highest ever single-game NBA total, with Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point single-game record set in 1962 kept in tact.