Shane Battier on why he defended Kobe Bryant with a hand to the face | NBA on ESPN

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    Longtime Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier sits down with ESPN's Jorge Sedano to discuss what it was like playing against Kobe Bryant and how trying to stop Kobe was unlike any other player in the NBA. Battier also reflects on why he defended Kobe with a hand to the face.
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Ramon Williams Jr
Ramon Williams Jr

Got on the Trekz. Now I know how muffled I sound

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Aaron Wimbish
Aaron Wimbish

That’s that good duke education lol

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uropy
uropy

This guy put his hand on someone’s face AFTER the ball is ALREADY thrown out. What a genius!!

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yaboy the kid
yaboy the kid

This my boy right here!!! I only caught your twilight years on the heat but you still are one of my favorite players!

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Troy Johnson
Troy Johnson

Die hard Lakers fan, and always loved Shane Battier. Dude was even goated in 2k too 😂

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Alex T
Alex T

Oh yeah I remember this guy. He had the weirdest hairline. Hahahaha

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Ez Jitsu
Ez Jitsu

Miss you Vino!

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Real Montana
Real Montana

He said Kobe won 24 SHANES TEAM WON 20 😂😂😂 disrespect

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Portal produced it
Portal produced it

Mamba forever 🐍♾

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blank man
blank man

He knew , that I knew. That he knows, how I know, how he knew that i knew, he knows 🤔🤔🤔🤔😳😂

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D. Jackson
D. Jackson

Shane would clamp down the opposing teams best scorer nightly

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Frank Z
Frank Z

“I’m a human yellow light” 💀💀

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Vaughn Bryant
Vaughn Bryant

There battles were art

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Shawn John
Shawn John

That Tmac story was legendary

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Catcher Freeman
Catcher Freeman

I always thought Shane was going to be a politician

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djata ras
djata ras

if yao didnt get injured. houston would have beat the lakers

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Eric Mancia
Eric Mancia

I always enjoyed Kobe playing against battier because he played the game right no dirty tactics no talking just hard work much respect

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PAKYU BANDWAGON NI CHIXX
PAKYU BANDWAGON NI CHIXX

This dude is a pest on defense

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Rob Risley
Rob Risley

Great interview

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Rogelio Gonzalez
Rogelio Gonzalez

I always thought Battier was gonna play for the Lakers at one point in his career

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James Williams
James Williams

The Crimson Chin character seem to be a depiction of the now 60 year old Shane Battier

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kmusic
kmusic

Haha.. he knew how to play the game...That's how it's done...Play against the player psychology haha Don't wake the beast up

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Terrance Lumpkin
Terrance Lumpkin

I went to the game in Memphis one night and saw that Shane was not playing so I told my Kobe going for 50 tonight and he did lol lot of respect for Shane tho.

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Alex Schultheis
Alex Schultheis

Get rid of those bs picture sound effects

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Hayden H
Hayden H

I could hear the Kobe stories from fellow players all day. I'd be crying but I'd manage. I fell off of basketball when Kobe retired because all the guys I idolized or despised had retired. Really brings back memories seeing these guys again and hearing their treasured memories.

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Ser Davos Seaworth
Ser Davos Seaworth

I echo your sentiments.

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Louis
Louis

❤🙏

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bees in the what now?
bees in the what now?

"hand in the face" topic starts at 4:45

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Ernest Spriggs
Ernest Spriggs

One of the greatest defensive players of all time. Salute Shane!

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Jake Aloha
Jake Aloha

So much going on that won't be seen on box-score where fanboys tend to look at and make their conclusion. To me, the whole point of this competition is to win championship (ring/trophy) not to build up individual stats only. So, in anyway to get it matters: whether attacking, scoring, defending, passing, mind-game, trash talking, etc. Like Mj, Kobe did it and won 5x. What's beautiful about it is that he started from nothing. The team was not given to him like some superstars. He gained his spot, reputation & eventually became a champion. He did it all in one team... went through ups & downs. No shortcut, no going around other teams, no calling other great players just to win easy. He did it the right way!

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segubiep
segubiep

4:27 - When you’re trying to finish your laundry, but there’s a Lakers game in your living room

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CuberZed
CuberZed

Nice one!

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Dwidwi Etienne
Dwidwi Etienne

Kobe was mad that day wow Shane did his thing , I remembered that game like he was yesterday

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GeniusMrRemyd
GeniusMrRemyd

A true professional - NOT A LAME JCOLE!!

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Fade Away
Fade Away

Everyone has a Goat. Kobe is my Goat.

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Gucci Slippers
Gucci Slippers

Humble guy

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QUENTIN30 CDUB
QUENTIN30 CDUB

He did all the great players like that

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Gucci 2tymes
Gucci 2tymes

Great story need more roses 🌹 like this

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Ed Gonzalez
Ed Gonzalez

As a rockets fan I started doing that " hand in the face" on defense lol, still do!

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koog008
koog008

i miss kobe. nba was fun to watch when he played.

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PRIS
PRIS

"He's done, I'm just getting started" - Kobe Bean Bryant

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Jonathan lopez
Jonathan lopez

Let's keep it real, he used the hand to the face cause he wasn't athletic enough to reach the ball, Facts!

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No Lies Allowed
No Lies Allowed

That T-Mac story makes me MISS Kobe even MORE!!!!

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Rocket City Rob
Rocket City Rob

This is a good interview. Shane to me was always a smooth guy but tough throughout his career

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Metalheart 1024
Metalheart 1024

He's done, i'm just getting started. 🐍🐍

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Rick Don
Rick Don

You know what this always makes me realize, That the media and current fans want to crown lebron as the second best player in history only behind Jordan. If you ask most nba players who was better?, most will tell you Kobe will be their guy they would choose. His skill level was obviously next level, his mental game however,... UNMATCHED!!! Mamba mentality was legit for the originator.

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Stephen Kinq
Stephen Kinq

The unassuming Guy , who knows how to hoop and do it very well. Shane B

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michael blue
michael blue

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Pedro Arias
Pedro Arias

Respect for all players, been around the nba since I was 6 I’m 33now .. there is no Kobe stoppers , there isn’t not jay, not lebron, ..........

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Leonard Barfied
Leonard Barfied

🙏💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

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Timothy Barber
Timothy Barber

I’ve been a Duke fan my whole life Shane has always been my favorite player he is a great person a great role model

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water melon
water melon

In the future Jason Terry, JJ Barea the lebron stopper😂

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Zach Hilton
Zach Hilton

The Hollywood hills-the real kobe stopper

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Gautam Sane
Gautam Sane

Rockets need to hire this man in some capacity. I absolutely admired his analytical approach to defense

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

Shane was a revolutionary defender and pioneered the hand in the face in the face defense players utilized today.

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Joneses Ente
Joneses Ente

James would flop on this hand in the face hahaha

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

What incredibly beautiful insight this interview provided. Great questions by the interviewer, and great storytelling by SB.

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Phantom Freeze
Phantom Freeze

so Curry saw Kobe chewin his gum halfway out n started doin tha same wit his mouth guard

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

James Posey, Courtney Lee, Raja Bell, Bruce Bowen, Doug Christie, Tayshaun Prince and Andre Kirilenko next.

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alvaro blasi
alvaro blasi

@ dall italia

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

I am glad I saw Kobe play in my lifetime. We miss you Kobe.

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LedGuitar1218
LedGuitar1218

Battier is a good dude

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Rokesh Gurung
Rokesh Gurung

No one could guard Kobe till he retired. Mamba mentality🙌

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Antoine Mcgahee
Antoine Mcgahee

Shane was a pure shooter no 🧢

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miko foin
miko foin

respect for Battier and Artest and wanted to see them as Lakers, so glad we at least got Artest. Artest was the reason we beat the Celtics.

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Jason Wolfe
Jason Wolfe

Kobe was going to Duke had he decided to go to college. He and Shane would have been teammates.

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Jason Wolfe
Jason Wolfe

He's saying that Kobe took it personal. Where have we heard this before?

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Jason Wolfe
Jason Wolfe

Who's your Daddy?!

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Paul N
Paul N

Always love his game ! Calm , cool, and a great defender

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bilinas mini
bilinas mini

There should be quotations in the intro on stoppers -> “stoppers”

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Eric Gershon
Eric Gershon

I wish we appreciated greats like Kobe this much before they're gone

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Satans Pit
Satans Pit

Man as a duke fan. Shane one of my all-time favorites.

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Benny Tao
Benny Tao

Ilove Kobe but I think Shane was better than Tony Allen at guarding Kobe.

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bilinas mini
bilinas mini

A "human yellow light" lol. Battier is alright. Thanks for the memories.

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DYLTHEVYL
DYLTHEVYL

What incredibly beautiful insight this interview provided. Great questions by the interviewer, and great storytelling by SB.

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UP UP AND AWAY
UP UP AND AWAY

I am glad I saw Kobe play in my lifetime. We miss you Kobe.

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senni bgon
senni bgon

Solid guy.

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SB100
SB100

KB was a genius

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senni bgon
senni bgon

Seriously why tf are we in 2021 and ESPN is still using music beds for videos? So f’n annoying and distracting

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jungan lee
jungan lee

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senni bgon
senni bgon

faced Battier.

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Nick Schooler
Nick Schooler

Mad love for Barrier, he was the only one that caused Kobe real problems, and because of that it appears Kobe had real respect for him. After the Houston series I had made respect for Battier and Artest and wanted to see them as Lakers, so glad we at least got Artest. Artest was the reason we beat the Celtics.

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Madman
Madman

Even Kobe passes, battier still pay the highest respect for him

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senni bgon
senni bgon

He do look the same

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ethan hunt
ethan hunt

kobe said it himself when you put that hand in the face of the shooter it bothers them

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ethan hunt
ethan hunt

@B mac ain't nobody talking about shane bruh kobe said many times while teaching how to play defense against the best shooters in the league the only thing you can do is put that hand in his face and hope he misses

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B mac
B mac

he said it never bothered him when Shane did it. the first person I saw do that was Kenyon martin in the 2002 NBA finals who touched Kobe's face while he was shooting and he still hit nothing but the net.

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Ted Jordan
Ted Jordan

Game within the game within the game.

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Alexander Tsai
Alexander Tsai

Love this interview 😂

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NMA_ YT
NMA_ YT

Humble defensive beast

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magron1987
magron1987

I love when the Shane Battiers and Tony Allens of the world tell stories about the greats, because they were in the fire against them. They know who is for real real. And they all agree Kobe was the truth. Anything analysts and haters say can't compare to that.

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Gary Becks
Gary Becks

"human yellow light' F'ing classic!

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Omar Q
Omar Q

A "human yellow light" lol. Battier is alright. Thanks for the memories.

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Edgar Lopez
Edgar Lopez

He only avoided getting a new one ripped by Kobe by being docile lol

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yana paris

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Cris Fantom
Cris Fantom

Seriously why tf are we in 2021 and ESPN is still using music beds for videos? So f’n annoying and distracting

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Stefan Lewis
Stefan Lewis

Solid guy.

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William Marseille jr
William Marseille jr

Shane was very underrated with great defense and a nice 3 point shot

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butti fdft

T la meilleur, on t adore ???

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Prince Samuels
Prince Samuels

He knew that you knew that he knew, Love the emphasis With all description, Ballislife Favorite athlete all time Love of the game Mind over matter , Shane Battier is A infamous defender well describe

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Noelz Energy
Noelz Energy

He do look the same

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Sean Johnson
Sean Johnson

That's something I've heard a lot from player's that faced Kobe that he never talked trash while he was destroying them.

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butti fdft
butti fdft

Amazing video man

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Codey Snow
Codey Snow

Shane Battier applying to Duke "I am 12" "***** you at least 30" 😂💀

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serdy ximi
serdy ximi

Yay!

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Kobe Rose
Kobe Rose

Shane was such a humble defender...Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen, Shane Battier, Tayshaun Prince, James Posey, Ron Artest , Doug Christie good defenders 👌

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Milos Kovac
Milos Kovac

lowkey using ur hand could help u improve a good amount on D.

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Brian Le
Brian Le

Shane also had 2 inches on Kobe. Which made it a bit more challenging for Kobe to shoot over Shane at times.

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serdy ximi
serdy ximi

which made it all funnier. Hahaha

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Starving Samoan
Starving Samoan

Life long laker fan here, we used to clown on shane battier and his hand-in-the-face attempts at guarding Kobe, Kobe almost always torched him, but you can't hate Shane Battier, he's a good dude.

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Alejandro ponce
Alejandro ponce

Mental game is almost half the game I swear kobe underrated all time imo hes top 3

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Reggie Campay
Reggie Campay

:( kobe.

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wwjack215
wwjack215

Shane left the game a bit too early for me imo, he was a player I hated because he was great at what he did

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