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Kobe and LeSean more than acquaintances

Posted by Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 – 4:57 pm

Kobe Bryant takes the court for the last time as an NBA player tonight in L.A. A Bills player that has seen a number of his games in person and can call the Philadelphia native a friend is Bills RB LeSean McCoy.

McCoy even took a bold stance on where he ranks Bryant among the all-time greats some time ago in a tweet when he put Kobe ahead of Michael Jordan. He was asked about that uncommon ranking in an interview with The Complex while still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Here was his response.

“MJ is probably the hardest one to put him over, but Kobe Bryant is the guy,” said McCoy. “In his prime he could score from anywhere. Defensively he always stuck the best player. He has that winning attitude. I like Kobe, I like the way he approaches the game. He’s a warrior. He’s got that killer instinct, that Mamba blood. You try to take that to the football field. Kobe’s the best, man. If he’s not better than Jordan he’s the closest one.”

The Bills running back even recently reiterated his belief that Bryant is the greatest basketball player of all time.


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What Bills player matches Kobe’s loyalty?

Posted by Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 – 11:59 am

Kobe Bryant, who wraps up his NBA career tonight after 20 seasons, is the exception nowadays rather than the rule. With the free agency era alive and well in just about all of the major professional leagues, Bryant is a rarity having spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. We decided to take a look to see what Bills players played the most games and spent their entire NFL career with Buffalo. Here’s the top 10 list, which includes one active player.

1 – OT Joe Devlin (1976-89) 191 games
2 – LB Mark Pike (1986-98) 170 games
3 – C Kent Hull (1986-96) 170 games
4 – QB Jim Kelly (1986-96) 160 games
5 – DE Phil Hansen (1991-2001) 156 games
T6 – DE Chris Kelsay (2003-2012) 147 games
T6 – DE Ben Williams (1976-85) 147 games
8 – DT Kyle Williams (2005-current) 136 games
9 – DE Aaron Schobel (2001-2009) 133 games
10 – CB Tony Greene (1971-79) – 128 games

Bryant after tonight will have played in 1,346 career games for LA.


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