In a recent interview, NBA great, Kobe Bryant spoke about how some of the best WNBA players in the world would be able to compete with the greatest men players of the NBA if only they were given a chance. As far as Bryant is concerned, many of them have the talent necessary to keep up. Recently, WNBA players got a huge win as their salaries were increased as part of the new CBA.
“I think there are a couple of players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly,” Bryant said according to CNN. “There’s a lot of players with a lot of skill that could do it. Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Della Donne. There’s a lot of great players out there so they could certainly keep up with them.”
Bryant has four daughters. The second-eldest, Gianna, is an avid basketball player and fan.
The five-time NBA champion says he had watched little basketball since he retired, but his daughter’s love of the game sparked his interest enough that he now coaches her team. Videos of Gianna’s basketball skills have gone viral despite being only 13.