Kobe Bryant & Tracy McGrady Interview Part 1: On their disputed 1-on-1 game & more | The Jump

  • Published on Feb 5, 2019
  • Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant sit down with Rachel Nichols of The Jump for an exclusive interview, discussing their relationship throughout their NBA careers, including a trip on a roller coaster, a one-on-one game in Germany between Kobe and T-Mac (2:14), being rookies coming out of high school with the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, and how they drifted apart as their careers went on.
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  • Philip Champion
    Philip Champion 2 hours ago

    i wish the camera wasnt positioned on tmacs side so I can get a real visual of how big they are compared to eachother. tmac looks way bigger than kobe in this video.

  • Spencer Jenney
    Spencer Jenney 4 hours ago

    anyone else notice that tracy said Lisa😂😂😂

  • wally vee
    wally vee 14 hours ago

    That story about Kobe's revenge game against Dale Harris for sitting him his rookie year was hilarious!

  • GrandmaJosey
    GrandmaJosey 20 hours ago

    TMAC called Rachel "Lisa"

  • TheEditionDiamond
    TheEditionDiamond 20 hours ago

    Kobe hit him with that "My nigga..." face...

  • Ben The person
    Ben The person 22 hours ago

    I can smell the nostalgia

  • Kuro Lee
    Kuro Lee Day ago +2

    Damn shame Kobe & Tracy never played together.

  • podster12II
    podster12II Day ago

    I missed when the NBA has superstars, mostly, stayed in one team only.

    PEIYUAN LAI Day ago

    imagine of Kobe and Tmac are in the same team, this duo would destory any team in league back when

  • Sean Calhoon
    Sean Calhoon Day ago

    Love how he called Rachel "Lisa" at about the 1:40 mark

  • A Google User
    A Google User 2 days ago +1

    Tmac and Kobe is better than Lebronze

  • KissMy Azz
    KissMy Azz 2 days ago +1

    Kobe!!! 😩💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

  • Victor Ortega
    Victor Ortega 2 days ago

    Rachel nichols saying "y'all" is like ughhhh!

  • Jay Green
    Jay Green 2 days ago

    We wasnt keeping score 😆

  • neyu nyan
    neyu nyan 2 days ago

    I love Kobe and I truly do but until he confesses I will always have that lingering in my head.

  • Sway Ssh
    Sway Ssh 2 days ago

    We need Kobe on the lakers instead of LeBron

  • Wavee Marley
    Wavee Marley 3 days ago

    Work Ethic.

  • Jhony Blanco
    Jhony Blanco 3 days ago

    They remind me of Chuck and MJ

  • Wikkitt Klown
    Wikkitt Klown 3 days ago

    I absolutely adore Rachel Nichols, and TMac is one of my all time favorite players. Had injuries not been an issue, McGrady would be a multiple time champion, and mentioned with the mount Rushmore of legends. Unstoppable, could do it all, creative, fundamentals, pure talent.

  • Jonathan Pontel
    Jonathan Pontel 3 days ago

    Greatness respects greatness

  • Travis Takamori
    Travis Takamori 3 days ago

    That awkward moment when TMac called Rachel Nichols, “LISA!!!!”

    • LTown8365
      LTown8365 2 days ago

      I thought that was what I heard. I couldn't tell if he said Lisa or listen.

  • Truth HurtsButHealz
    Truth HurtsButHealz 3 days ago

    That's why they call him the "Black Mamba." Snakes do what they do...

  • Meliodas - Sama
    Meliodas - Sama 3 days ago

    we all know that jordan is the best overall and the goat but! TMAC is the offense himself he is the best scorer and he can score on anybody

  • Tony Willis
    Tony Willis 3 days ago


  • Gmail Account
    Gmail Account 3 days ago +1

    I learn this from mamba mentality: If you wanna win you gotta shut everybody out....You can’t be listening to what they said on social media or wasting your time hanging out after the game or what ever the case maybe.

  • Daily chris
    Daily chris 3 days ago

    2 🐐's

  • jtb 93
    jtb 93 3 days ago

    I so so believe kobe won that game 11-3, lol. First off, kobe was counting & tmac wasnt. Secondly, this is the same kobe who spotted his high school teammates 0-99 in a game to 100, lol. Tmac shouldve been counting, lolol.

  • frank910G
    frank910G 4 days ago

    Kobe and T mac show ? That would be crazy

  • Zhuoran Li
    Zhuoran Li 4 days ago +6

    “Have you ever been with him when he wasn’t keep the score?”
    Classic Kobe

  • Acmeoneconnect
    Acmeoneconnect 4 days ago +4

    Well it's a court right behind them they should have just grabbed a ball in settle it for good

  • Noah Crookshanks
    Noah Crookshanks 4 days ago +1

    Imagine if shaq and penny stayed in Orlando and stayed healthy

    • Alton Rodgers
      Alton Rodgers 4 days ago +1

      Wow and they talk about the warriors that would have been Overkill

  • Arron Williams
    Arron Williams 5 days ago

    Both was Beast mode!

  • Umair Ahmed
    Umair Ahmed 5 days ago

    Fuck you tracy keep getting injured ringless bitch

  • Kim Hall
    Kim Hall 5 days ago +2

    early to mid 00's NBA is waaaay better than today's game and players. It's sad. NBA doesn't have the same feel

  • Smoogle s.
    Smoogle s. 6 days ago

    Weird its like toronto never existed or do they talk about it in the next episode, Mcgradey could of been in a multiple championship team with Vince Carter in toronto

  • Smoogle s.
    Smoogle s. 6 days ago +1

    Weird its like toronto never existed or do they talk about it in the next episode, Mcgradey could of been in a multiple championship team with Vince Carter in toronto

  • marcellus metcalf
    marcellus metcalf 9 days ago +7

    Kobe: 11 to 3
    Tmac: whatttttt?

  • Adan Sorola
    Adan Sorola 9 days ago +1

    I miss the 2008-09 seasons kobe vs tmac has a young adult my age this is a matchup i would always watch growing up. It's too bad tmac fucked up his knee has a rockets fan i just wished i would've seen him win a ring. But for now - #FEARTHEBEARD

  • Ellis D. Wilson, Jr.
    Ellis D. Wilson, Jr. 10 days ago

    The Last Of The Mohicans... The Good Old Days... They Don’t Make ‘Em Like This Anymore... This Was Good Sh!t, Man... God, I Miss These Two True Warriors In Action... Oh, How U Wish We Could Rewind The Time Back To The ‘80’s & ‘90’s & Early ‘00’s... #Damn 💯👀👍🏾✊🏾🖤✊🏾👍🏾🤔

  • Josue Camarillo
    Josue Camarillo 12 days ago +1

    Now that’s a bromance!

  • arvin nazari
    arvin nazari 12 days ago +1

    333 God's talking figure out how he talks to you and follow it 😂💓💪😘🙏

  • garymagr81
    garymagr81 13 days ago +1

    Kobe Mamba mentality is off the charts

  • Got Game
    Got Game 13 days ago

    Kobe would abuse t mac one on one today

  • Kobe Kardashian
    Kobe Kardashian 13 days ago +4

    0:44 they ran thru that hoe they didn’t show in the picture lmaooo 😂😂😂

    • RayJovjov
      RayJovjov 8 days ago

      ikr. everytime i see that picture they never show the Woman. thought it was Kobe's wife at first since her forehead looked latina-ish

  • Nick Wayne
    Nick Wayne 13 days ago

    Kidd as PG, Kobe as SG, TMac as SF, Nowitzki on PF, Shaq on Center. on the bench i'd want Nash as PG, Wade as SG, LeBron as SF, Garnett as PF and Yao as Center. would be unstoppable. Time to play some 2k again🏀

    • Joseph Pae
      Joseph Pae 13 days ago

      Nick Wayne no love for Duncan?

  • Tee
    Tee 13 days ago +1

    Prime bron and wade or prime tmac and kobe ?

    • Norrin Radd
      Norrin Radd 13 days ago +4

      Very tough.. Kobe and Tracy.

  • Jeremee Tyler
    Jeremee Tyler 13 days ago +4

    Love everything about this interview. My brother and I would literally watch Kobe and TMac on repeat, record their games and then go practice their moves 1 vs 1 everyday. And it's SO dope to me, that they're this close.

  • Arnold C A
    Arnold C A 13 days ago +2

    Kobe TMac Vince and Iverson... these guys are still the best of the best

  • Tanya Tylene
    Tanya Tylene 14 days ago

    Mcgrady was my fav player as a kid he was so dope ASA raptor

  • Deva Savant
    Deva Savant 14 days ago

    Even if i live until 75 or 80 years of age Kobe will be the goat come on man, but Tracy was also amazing.

  • Kobe24
    Kobe24 15 days ago +6

    These 2 dudes and Vince Carter were running the league at that time. Damn I miss these days

    • Kobe24
      Kobe24 14 days ago +1

      Joseph Pae hell yea. You right...

    • Joseph Pae
      Joseph Pae 14 days ago

      Kobe24 and A.I.

  • nin bautista
    nin bautista 15 days ago

    Imagine Kobe on 2 and T-Mac on 3 together on a team.

  • Dee Loc
    Dee Loc 15 days ago

    If Kobe and t Mac were on the same team circa 2003 the league would have been crushed 😂 they would have shit on everyone

  • Nick Arena
    Nick Arena 15 days ago

    Lol T mac calls Rchel Nicholas "Lisa"

  • Un Known
    Un Known 15 days ago +2

    Realtalk: T mac is the UNCROWNED KING of NBA.

  • Robert
    Robert 15 days ago +1

    0:49 Best part starts here.

    ROBERT ROSALES 16 days ago

    We need a E:60 mainly on Kobe & T-MAC from ESPN keep up ESPN quit slacking

  • Rudy Cooper
    Rudy Cooper 16 days ago

    Amazing players! They have 5 rings combined between them!

  • Snapchat: Realdie5
    Snapchat: Realdie5 17 days ago

    ESPN been the goat for the NBA . Now they got UFC . #ESPN FOR MAYOR

  • JMS1089
    JMS1089 17 days ago +3

    Will Smith and Tupac are friends

  • Emilio Flores
    Emilio Flores 17 days ago

    😢😂😂 this put a big smile on my face. Damn I miss those years of ball

  • Timothy Evans
    Timothy Evans 17 days ago +1

    Who's Lisa?

  • Thomas Ellis
    Thomas Ellis 17 days ago +2

    THE greatest player to never win that championship.

      ROBERT ROSALES 15 days ago

      Thomas Ellis yup but honestly there are so many greats to never win a ring like AI Chris Webber etc.

  • Eli Mcmillion
    Eli Mcmillion 18 days ago +1

    I love how Kobe had to get that last" It was 11-3" in, lol.

    • RayJovjov
      RayJovjov 8 days ago +1

      He hates losing at everything. even arguments

  • Jofil D
    Jofil D 18 days ago

    i mssd both of dz GOAT

  • Joseph Baumgardner
    Joseph Baumgardner 18 days ago

    Black mamba and Tracey the gloss mcgrady

  • Footballer85
    Footballer85 18 days ago +2

    "Why you going to work out you in the off-season?" hahaha

  • Patrick Catain
    Patrick Catain 18 days ago +17

    They couldve been bird and magic 2.0.... if only tmac wasnt riddled with those despicable injuries...

  • Time Definite
    Time Definite 18 days ago

    Kobe "retired" mj with "55".....youngins look it up!

  • Mazdaspeed God
    Mazdaspeed God 18 days ago +12

    Imagine Kobe, T-Mac, and KG in their prime on the same team...

    • RPGPiixel
      RPGPiixel 5 days ago

      Kobe and T-Mac almost were on the same team. It could have been Shaq, Kobe, and T-Mac.

    • Michael Hinton
      Michael Hinton 9 days ago

      Allen Iverson

  • Boom Fuego
    Boom Fuego 19 days ago

    Damn this almost made me tear up. Love seeing all these interviews with past players being vulnerable.

  • King Shixt
    King Shixt 20 days ago

    1 mike
    2 Kobe
    3 lebron

  • Mussie Gebremedhin
    Mussie Gebremedhin 20 days ago +18

    Let’s be honost... It probably was 11-3 😅... Kobe the goat

    • Joseph Pae
      Joseph Pae 13 days ago +1

      Mussie Gebremedhin look at tmacs reaction, Kobe right for sure

  • Jeremy Silas
    Jeremy Silas 20 days ago +2

    Kobe showing his mushy side😂
    My 2nd & 3rd favorite players!!!

  • Donnell Williams
    Donnell Williams 20 days ago +2

    KB 24 💛💜

  • Simon Medenilla
    Simon Medenilla 21 day ago +6

    They were literally the 1A and 1B of shooting guards in the early 2000s. You could just straight up swap them.

  • Rayan Koul
    Rayan Koul 21 day ago +1

    When the Mamba speaks , you listen . Mann, this guy was something else. ❤ missyoukob 😭😭

  • Jamal Jay
    Jamal Jay 21 day ago +1

    “Kobe that was 1997”😂😂

  • Yumi Chocolate ASMR
    Yumi Chocolate ASMR 23 days ago

    😉Anyone's ONE To Be Naughty Friends???😏💦

  • Raymus Anunciacion
    Raymus Anunciacion 23 days ago

    tmac is my idol other than that no more!

  • Johnny Mayes
    Johnny Mayes 23 days ago +1

    When i was younger hooping i used to try ball like these two legends

  • Joe Boss
    Joe Boss 24 days ago +5

    Im a Kobe fan but what couldve been if TMac didnt get injured so much!!!!

    • Roland Bishop
      Roland Bishop 23 days ago

      Kobe is God... but I know right? WWTD, (What Would Tracy Do)

  • Cameron
    Cameron 24 days ago

    6:55 tmac look at the camera like 'dat he did'😂

  • josy perciballi
    josy perciballi 25 days ago +1

    1:46 tmac calls rachel nichols "lisa" 🤔

    • Jared W
      Jared W 16 days ago

      Haha, I went back to see if he said "listen" but no...he straight calls her Lisa.

  • Lamond Jay
    Lamond Jay 25 days ago +1

    Great interview, T-Mac always my favorite, Kobe my brothers favorite... so you could imagine who we thought we was playing out in the street

  • Robert French
    Robert French 25 days ago +3

    Too bad for them, Lonzo Ball is gonna be better than both!

  • Finesse KING
    Finesse KING 25 days ago +10

    everyone in the real world knows Kobe better than lebron.

  • J. Castillo
    J. Castillo 26 days ago +1

    Game recognize Game

  • Trieu Nguyen
    Trieu Nguyen 26 days ago +1

    funny thing is Jordan wont sit next to any former player having interview like this...

  • dee cee
    dee cee 26 days ago +1

    Two of my favorites top 5 all day!

  • Seraphim2611
    Seraphim2611 26 days ago +2

    God this chick is so annoying

  • Lailaqt
    Lailaqt 27 days ago +1


  • TellIT LikeitIS
    TellIT LikeitIS 27 days ago +1

    The woman going "aww" fucked up the love lol

  • angeloczmo
    angeloczmo 27 days ago +1

    Watching my LAKESHOW games now not the same with out the mamba....KOBE THE G.O.A.T

  • Doe BoyRich4Ever
    Doe BoyRich4Ever 27 days ago

    Racheal the NBA BBC lover

  • Greg Macklin
    Greg Macklin 27 days ago

    Did T-Mac not call her Lisa around the 1:50 mark?

  • Michael B
    Michael B 27 days ago

    Did TMac call Rachel, Lisa? 😂

  • Level100Studios
    Level100Studios 27 days ago +4

    I honestly think Kobe could take this laker team to the playoffs if he never tore his Achilles

  • Taquaris Richardson
    Taquaris Richardson 27 days ago +2

    Kobe and McGrady 🐐

  • James Fowler
    James Fowler 28 days ago +1

    Wait Tracy one year younger and retire early....