Stephen A. and Max argue about which Kobe Bryant was better: 8 or 24 | First Take | ESPN

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  • Published on:  Monday, December 18, 2017
  • First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman argue about which Kobe Bryant was better: 8 or 24. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: more ESPN on YouTube:► First Take:► SC6 with Michael & Jemele:► SportsCenter with SVP: http://es/pn/SVPonYouTubeESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on


  • Show Out
    Show Out  a years ago +482

    Athleticism = 8 better
    Overall complete basketball player = 24

  • G Money
    G Money  a years ago +238

    When you're so great that the only competition is yourself 😂😂🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

  • It’sMe Marco_99
    It’sMe Marco_99  a years ago +593

    Kobe wearing number 8 played with swagger Kobe 24 played with finesse

  • "El Jefe"
    "El Jefe"  a years ago +604

    Well, both gentlemen just stated the reason why both numbers should indeed be retired. 8/24 ☝️

  • antoniorossiz
    antoniorossiz  a years ago +324

    When Stephen A mentions the Gasol for Kwame trade, it's like hearing a favorite musician perform one of their old classics.

  • James Harden
    James Harden  a years ago +506

    Number 8 Kobe With The Afro 🔥 Unstoppable

  • A- Rom
    A- Rom  a years ago +342

    Haha, KWAME BROWN. I miss SAS ranting on him in the past.

  • Oscar et sa guitare
    Oscar et sa guitare  a years ago +350

    8 was a Kid
    24 was a Man.

  • Caleb Wong
    Caleb Wong  a years ago +197

    It doesn’t matter to me Kobe is my favorite basketball player

  • Darius King
    Darius King  a years ago +368

    "Only Kobe could beat me" - Michael Jordan

  • Shawn Rasquinha
    Shawn Rasquinha  a years ago +101

    Number 8 Kobe did some things that most would think are not humanly possible

  • Lorant Mena
    Lorant Mena  a years ago +154


  • GOAT
    GOAT  a years ago +77

    I'm 18, never got to watch 8 Kobe live but from what I've seen, athletically insane, I watched 24, he was more skillful and that's what I like and he won 2 without Shaq in 24 so I got 24

  • Brian Salas
    Brian Salas  a years ago +145

    It’s extremely close but out of all Kobe’s opponents in the Finals, 2010 Celtics were the toughest rival
    3 Hall of Famers in Pierce, Garnett, and Allen
    Plus 1 all-star talent in Rondo

    GREEN TV  a years ago +103

    Kobe proved a lot more as 24. All his mvp and all NBA mostly came wit 24

  • Iron Angel
    Iron Angel  a years ago +419

    24 Kobe Period. 24 won 2 of his 5 rings without Shaq and was more Mature

  • Tonio
    Tonio  a years ago +14

    Kobe so great they debating who's better KOBE or KOBE 😂😂😂

  • Domonic Decoco
    Domonic Decoco  a years ago +29

    #8 2005-2006 Kobe is the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. The most unstoppable force in the history of basketball. Absolute KILLER.

  • Ash & D
    Ash & D  a years ago +76

    Stephen A you consistently change your opinion show by show lol

  • George Kenny
    George Kenny  a years ago +38

    Why SAS rude to my man Max? Lol Max knows his shit and a nice guy