'07 Kobe Bryant opal card
99 Overall
  • 97 INS
  • 98 OUT
  • 86 PLY
  • 97 ATH
  • 98 DEF
  • 86 REB

Black Mamba N°8

Written by ReTTers

I had the privilege to play this Kobe on a friend account who pulled him. He knows that i'm a Kobe fan, so it was a great opportunity to test this new Galaxy Opal. I was in love with the 20TH Anniversary version. But i was a little bit disapointed to see that it's the number 8 in Opal, and not the number 24. I prefer the body type of him. But this 2007 Kobe suprised me, mostly with his strengh and his rebounding i was not expecting for.

Bought for : Pulled

Strength :

  • Shooting : Very consistent, the end of the release is more faster that the PD, very accurate behind the three point line
  • Athleticism : Always in motion, can dunk on everyody
  • Defense : Responsive, anticipate everything on the floor
  • Rebounding : Grab goods rebonds, especially for his position
  • Quickness : He is very very fast with the ball, really better than the Pink Diamond
  • Low post defense : Contrary to the Pink Diamond, this version has no problem to defend tall guys

    Weaknesses :

  • Lateral quickness : I found him low sometimes, late on some actions
  • Passing vision : 65
  • Size : 6'6, but the low post defense compensate
  • Body type : In my opinion, the number 24 stay the most stronger and the more accurate on his mooves

    Recommended Strategy : Drive 1v1, catch and shoot, mid range pull-up, post moves, fast break, threes

    Use if : You want the best of Kobe Bryant gathered in one card

    Don't use if : You prefer the 24 version or don't like Kobe

    Bottom Line : Great card, but i think his price will decrease, you should wait before get him

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