Building a perfect Nuggets cast for Nikola Jokic with 1 All-Star, 1 HOFer, and 2 role players: SG – Kobe Bryant
With Nikola Jokic at the center, it was pretty clear that the Hall-of-Fame choice should be used at one of the guard positions, as Jamal Murray already works so well with the big man.
For this team, Kobe Bryant is the choice. There were plenty of other options, but the thought of having Bryant’s mindset, shot creation, and leadership on this squad was too good to pass up.
There isn’t much to say about Bryant that hasn’t been said before, but at the end of the day, the Los Angeles Lakers legend is just that – a legend.
He won five championships with the Lakers with two separate iterations of the team, acting as both the second option and first option when necessary.
After three-peating in the early 2000s, Bryant had to wait seven years for his next ring to come, but once it did, it showed the world why he’s one of the most impressive players to ever step foot in the NBA.
Bryant’s work ethic is a big part of what makes him one of the most beloved stars in the history of the game, and that winning-over-everything mentality is exactly why he would be a perfect fit on this team.
Honorable mentions (in other roles): Devin Booker (AS), Derrick White (RP)