“Kobe Bryant Fouled Me Out In 8 Minutes!”: Tony Allen’s Nerves Caught Up With Him 19 Years Ago

Tony Allen, a renowned defensive player, once admitted to having nightmares about facing Kobe Bryant on the court. During an appearance on the ForgottenSeasonsNBA podcast, Allen recalled the time when he fouled out in 8 minutes against Bryant, who went on to score 41 points. Despite his reputation as a premier defender, Allen could not contain Bryant's offensive skills. Years later, Bryant acknowledged Allen as the toughest defender he had ever faced, praising his unwavering defense and physicality. This acknowledgment from Bryant was a significant compliment to Allen's defensive prowess.

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