The Lakers coach likens Kyrie Irving to LA superstar Kobe Bryant.

The five-time NBA champion is renowned for his exceptional basketball talent, unmatched work ethic, and ferocious rivalry. When everything is taken into account,

The Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy thinks there is only one NBA player now playing that is deserving of comparison, despite the fact that nobody really does.

A true miracle is Kyrie Irving. His amazing shooting range, versatility in finishing at the basket with either hand, and outstanding ball handling abilities make up an incredible offensive arsenal.

Because he has observed players like Kobe and Kyrie up close, Handy is informed about the subject.

After working as Los Angeles' development coach from 2011 to 2013, the 50-year-old was Cleveland's assistant coach from 2013 to 2018.

The prior first-round pick most closely matches Kobe's greatness on offence, but there isn't a guy who comes close on defence.

Assistant coach Phil Handy praises former star Kyrie Irving and contrasts him to NBA icon Kobe Bryant.

Great Kobe Bryant throughout the years. The "Next Kobe Bryant" has been referred to as players like Devin Booker, DeMar DeRozan, and Jayson Tatum, to name a few.

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