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Kobe Bryant’s retirement sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world and some of the biggest names in the history of the game have showed great love and respect to the Mamba for his accomplishments and the impact he had on the game through social media.
One of those guys was the great Allen Iverson.
Kobe and A.I. are considered by many the two best guards of their generation. Both these dudes shared the same competitive fire, will to be the best and that warrior mentality. These two guys loved competing against each other. They came to the league in the same year and have the utmost respect for one another to this day.
A.I. made a rare Instagram post to pay his respect to probably his greatest rival.
In March of 2014, Bryant took to Instagram to congratulate and salute Iverson on the night of his jersey retirement in Philly.
These two are certified OG’s.
Check out our interview with Iverson from earlier this year in which he talks about Kobe and other greats from his generation.