The original accusation against Bryant went down when the fan referenced a Bleacher Report article that asked Bryant if James' 3-6 NBA Finals record affects his legacy.
"If I'm Bron, you got to figure out a way to win," Bryant told Bleacher Report. "It's not about narrative. You want to win championships, you just gotta figure it out."
If @kobebryant was on the Heat/Cavs instead of @KingJames the past 6 years, and faced the 13', 14' Spurs & 15',16',17', 18' Warriors, hed have ZERO rings. Context is everything. https://t.co/4KqR6qvZo2
— Eric Salinas (@EricSal_7) June 11, 2018
Bryant clapped back stating that the Lakers played the Spurs "EVERY post season pretty much" and the "first super team" in Boston. He signed off asking "but hey, what do I know" with a shrugging emoji, sending Twitter in a tizzy to debate Bryant's claim.
WE had to face the Spurs EVERY post season pretty much. Not to mention the first super team in Boston but hey, what do I know ??????????? https://t.co/VwAXmiEWdz
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 11, 2018
The retired Laker won 5 championships in his 20-year career with Los Angeles. During that time, the Lakers made it to the playoffs 16 times but only faced the Spurs six times. Boston beat the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals with their "super team," which included Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.