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Possibly the best straight up basketball you could ever see would come from a Manu Ginobili and Kobe Bryant matchup.
Two of the most fundamentally sound basketball players going against one another would be beautiful basketball that all parents should make sure their kids are watching. These two play the type of basketball you'd want to teach to basketball youth.
Manu Ginobili is the best player on the best team in the league right now and he knows what it takes to get it done in the playoffs. Ginobili is a great shooter with one of the quickest first steps in the league right now. His use of the "Euro step" makes him incredibly difficult to guard and he is going to give opposing coaches nightmares throughout the playoffs.
Kobe Bryant, on the other hand, is one of the best basketball players to ever step on a court. "The Black Mamba" will be vicious on the quest for his sixth NBA championship as he tries to cement himself as the best basketball player of all-time.
Last year in the playoffs, Kobe shot down the assumptions that he is getting older with incredible performances against the Thunder and Suns. His fade-away jumpers were causing defenses fits and it's unlikely that that changes this year.
The two most fundamentally sound shooting guards in the league going at it will be great for basketball in general and will be entertaining to watch no matter how many games the series ends in.