Mar 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and point guard Steve Nash (10) in the second half of the game against the Washington Wizards at the Staples Center. Wizards won 103-100. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant chooses four NBA players that made the most of their talents

In sports we’re always looking to praise those players that make the absolute most of their natural ability. It’s basically a way of crediting players for working hard and understanding the game play to perfection.

In an interview with Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was asked to list the NBA players he thinks are most worthy of such praise and his answers were certainly interesting.

It’s pretty cool that Bryant chose James, considering LeBron is often credited for his athleticism and not his brain/work ethic, which are critical to his success.

The choices of Durant, Nash and Allen also make a lot of sense.

While Durant is also a very good athlete, he’s an offensive genius and makes the right play on that side of the ball almost every trip down.

As for Nash and Allen, both had to overcome physical limitations to have great success. Nash is undersized and Allen isn’t a great athlete or a capable shooter, yet has carved out a solid career for himself.

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