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

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

    Alex TAlex TVor 12 Stunden
  • Miss you Vino!

    Ez JitsuEz JitsuVor 2 Tage
  • He said Kobe won 24 SHANES TEAM WON 20 😂😂😂 disrespect

    Real MontanaReal MontanaVor 4 Tage
  • Mamba forever 🐍♾

    Portal produced itPortal produced itVor 5 Tage
  • He knew , that I knew. That he knows, how I know, how he knew that i knew, he knows 🤔🤔🤔🤔😳😂

    blank manblank manVor 5 Tage
  • Shane would clamp down the opposing teams best scorer nightly

    D. JacksonD. JacksonVor 6 Tage
  • “I’m a human yellow light” 💀💀

    Frank ZFrank ZVor 6 Tage
  • There battles were art

    Vaughn BryantVaughn BryantVor 8 Tage
  • That Tmac story was legendary

    Shawn JohnShawn JohnVor 8 Tage
  • I always thought Shane was going to be a politician

    Catcher FreemanCatcher FreemanVor 9 Tage
  • if yao didnt get injured. houston would have beat the lakers

    djata rasdjata rasVor 9 Tage
  • I always enjoyed Kobe playing against battier because he played the game right no dirty tactics no talking just hard work much respect

    Eric ManciaEric ManciaVor 10 Tage
  • This dude is a pest on defense

    Fred Marc PolesticoFred Marc PolesticoVor 11 Tage
  • Great interview

    Rob RisleyRob RisleyVor 12 Tage
  • I always thought Battier was gonna play for the Lakers at one point in his career

    Rogelio GonzalezRogelio GonzalezVor 12 Tage
  • The Crimson Chin character seem to be a depiction of the now 60 year old Shane Battier

    James WilliamsJames WilliamsVor 13 Tage
  • 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

    kmusickmusicVor 14 Tage
  • 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.

    Terrance LumpkinTerrance LumpkinVor 14 Tage
  • Get rid of those bs picture sound effects

    Alex SchultheisAlex SchultheisVor 14 Tage
  • 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.

    Hayden HHayden HVor 15 Tage
    • I echo your sentiments.

      Ser Davos SeaworthSer Davos SeaworthVor 15 Tage
  • ❤🙏

    LouisLouisVor 15 Tage
  • "hand in the face" topic starts at 4:45

    bees in the what now?bees in the what now?Vor 15 Tage
  • One of the greatest defensive players of all time. Salute Shane!

    Ernest SpriggsErnest SpriggsVor 15 Tage
  • 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!

    Jake AlohaJake AlohaVor 15 Tage
  • 4:27 - When you’re trying to finish your laundry, but there’s a Lakers game in your living room

    segubiepsegubiepVor 15 Tage
  • Nice one!

    CuberZedCuberZedVor 15 Tage
  • Kobe was mad that day wow Shane did his thing , I remembered that game like he was yesterday

    Dwidwi EtienneDwidwi EtienneVor 16 Tage
  • A true professional - NOT A LAME JCOLE!!

    GeniusMrRemydGeniusMrRemydVor 16 Tage
  • Everyone has a Goat. Kobe is my Goat.

    Fade AwayFade AwayVor 17 Tage
  • Humble guy

    Gucci SlippersGucci SlippersVor 18 Tage
  • He did all the great players like that

    QUENTIN30 CDUBQUENTIN30 CDUBVor 19 Tage
  • Great story need more roses 🌹 like this

    Gucci 2tymesGucci 2tymesVor 21 Tag
  • As a rockets fan I started doing that " hand in the face" on defense lol, still do!

    Ed GonzalezEd GonzalezVor 21 Tag
  • i miss kobe. nba was fun to watch when he played.

    koog008koog008Vor 22 Tage
  • "He's done, I'm just getting started" - Kobe Bean Bryant

    PRISPRISVor 22 Tage
  • Let's keep it real, he used the hand to the face cause he wasn't athletic enough to reach the ball, Facts!

    Jonathan lopezJonathan lopezVor 22 Tage
  • That T-Mac story makes me MISS Kobe even MORE!!!!

    No Lies AllowedNo Lies AllowedVor 22 Tage
  • This is a good interview. Shane to me was always a smooth guy but tough throughout his career

    Rocket City RobRocket City RobVor 22 Tage
  • He's done, i'm just getting started. 🐍🐍

    Metalheart 1024Metalheart 1024Vor 23 Tage
  • 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.

    Rick DonRick DonVor 23 Tage
  • The unassuming Guy , who knows how to hoop and do it very well. Shane B

    Stephen KinqStephen KinqVor 23 Tage
  • The simplistic aftershave aditionally confuse because daisy invariably jail but a helpful ghana. impartial, peaceful flavor

    michael bluemichael blueVor 23 Tage
  • 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, ..........

    Pedro AriasPedro AriasVor 23 Tage
  • 🙏💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

    Leonard BarfiedLeonard BarfiedVor 24 Tage
  • 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

    Timothy BarberTimothy BarberVor 25 Tage
  • In the future Jason Terry, JJ Barea the lebron stopper😂

    water melonwater melonVor 25 Tage
  • The Hollywood hills-the real kobe stopper

    Zach HiltonZach HiltonVor 25 Tage
  • Rockets need to hire this man in some capacity. I absolutely admired his analytical approach to defense

    Gautam SaneGautam SaneVor 25 Tage
  • Shane was a revolutionary defender and pioneered the hand in the face in the face defense players utilized today.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn coseVor 26 Tage
  • James would flop on this hand in the face hahaha

    Joneses EnteJoneses EnteVor 26 Tage
    • What incredibly beautiful insight this interview provided. Great questions by the interviewer, and great storytelling by SB.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn coseVor 25 Tage
  • so Curry saw Kobe chewin his gum halfway out n started doin tha same wit his mouth guard

    Phantom FreezePhantom FreezeVor 26 Tage
    • James Posey, Courtney Lee, Raja Bell, Bruce Bowen, Doug Christie, Tayshaun Prince and Andre Kirilenko next.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn coseVor 25 Tage
  • @ dall italia

    alvaro blasialvaro blasiVor 26 Tage
    • I am glad I saw Kobe play in my lifetime. We miss you Kobe.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn coseVor 26 Tage
  • Battier is a good dude

    LedGuitar1218LedGuitar1218Vor 27 Tage
  • No one could guard Kobe till he retired. Mamba mentality🙌

    Rokesh GurungRokesh GurungVor 27 Tage
  • Shane was a pure shooter no 🧢

    Antoine McgaheeAntoine McgaheeVor 27 Tage
    • 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.

      miko foinmiko foinVor 27 Tage
  • Kobe was going to Duke had he decided to go to college. He and Shane would have been teammates.

    Jason WolfeJason WolfeVor 27 Tage
  • He's saying that Kobe took it personal. Where have we heard this before?

    Jason WolfeJason WolfeVor 27 Tage
  • Who's your Daddy?!

    Jason WolfeJason WolfeVor 27 Tage
  • Always love his game ! Calm , cool, and a great defender

    Paul NPaul NVor 27 Tage
  • There should be quotations in the intro on stoppers -> “stoppers”

    bilinas minibilinas miniVor 27 Tage
  • I wish we appreciated greats like Kobe this much before they're gone

    Eric GershonEric GershonVor 28 Tage
  • Man as a duke fan. Shane one of my all-time favorites.

    Satans PitSatans PitVor 28 Tage
  • Ilove Kobe but I think Shane was better than Tony Allen at guarding Kobe.

    Benny TaoBenny TaoVor 28 Tage
    • A "human yellow light" lol. Battier is alright. Thanks for the memories.

      bilinas minibilinas miniVor 27 Tage
  • James Posey, Courtney Lee, Raja Bell, Bruce Bowen, Doug Christie, Tayshaun Prince and Andre Kirilenko next.

    Let's Play HardballLet's Play HardballVor 28 Tage
  • What incredibly beautiful insight this interview provided. Great questions by the interviewer, and great storytelling by SB.

    DYLTHEVYLDYLTHEVYLVor 28 Tage
  • I am glad I saw Kobe play in my lifetime. We miss you Kobe.

    UP UP AND AWAYUP UP AND AWAYVor 28 Tage
    • Solid guy.

      senni bgonsenni bgonVor 28 Tage
  • KB was a genius

    SB100SB100Vor 28 Tage
    • Seriously why tf are we in 2021 and ESPN is still using music beds for videos? So f’n annoying and distracting

      senni bgonsenni bgonVor 28 Tage
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    jungan leejungan leeVor 28 Tage
  • faced Battier.

    senni bgonsenni bgonVor 28 Tage
  • 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.

    Nick SchoolerNick SchoolerVor 29 Tage
Shane Battier on why he defended Kobe Bryant with a hand to the face | NBA on ESPN