During the heyday of the Suns-Lakers rivalry, Kobe Bryant was squarely in the middle of it all. On today’s episode, we helped relive the top Kobe vs. Suns moments with former Arizona Republic beat writer Paul Coro.
Raja Bell clotheslining Kobe was one chapter, but there’s so much more under the surface, including whether Kobe deserved the 2006 MVP over Steve Nash. A few seasons later, the two clashed once more in the 2010 Western Conference Finals as Kobe finally broke through over Nash and the Suns.
When you look back on Kobe’s career, plenty of moments happened against the Suns. Rest in peace to a legend who left his mark on Phoenix over the years. This is our tribute to the Black Mamba.