“Shane Battier had a whole notebook on how to guard Kobe Bryant, yet Kobe dropped 40 on him”: How Rockets’ defensive specialist prepared for the Kobe test and failed miserably

Rockets’ defensive specialist Shane Battier had an entire notebook on stopping Kobe Bryant, yet Mamba dropped 40 on him Kobe Bryant had a midrange game that was the stuff of legends. His proficiency across the court was well documented. Kobe’s…