Kobe Bryant Survives Shoot-Off, Ties Little Titus on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJune 11, 2013

From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Kobe Bryant has taken on some of the greatest to play this game. He wasn't prepared, however, to battle Titus.

The young gun comes armed with a slick shot, unrelenting passion and poise under pressure. If that's not enough, Titus uses his adorable swagger to disarm some of the best in the game. If you don't believe me, ask Shaquille O'Neal, who was the latest victim to take on Titus and get shamed on national television. 

So, we understand if Bryant, a man who has never backed down from any challenge, was just a tad bit apprehensive of this latest clash.

The Lakers superstar asked for a world of hurt when he came on Jimmy Kimmel Live to see what all the fuss was about. He was taken to the brink, but ultimately survived an adorable onslaught that may have decimated lesser men. 

Bryant, nursing an Achilles injury, shot with the pace of an old man who would rather be asleep than be working on his jumper this late at night. In the end, the five-time NBA champion managed to sink four buckets before time expired. From there, all he could do was wait to see if Titus felt merciful or not on this particular night.

We all know the sharp-shooting phenom could have hit 20 baskets, but instead, he decided to take it easy on the old man and let it go to a tie.

In all seriousness, watching this kid square off against NBA players will never get old. At this rate, he will have a healthy supply of giant shoes commemorating his unique talent—one that the world absolutely adores.


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