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Kobe Bryant still thinks Tony Allen was the toughest defender he ever faced

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

This won't be news to most fans of the Memphis Grizzlies. We're all aware of Tony Allen's accomplishments, and being named as the toughest defender that Kobe Bryant ever played against is probably one of his greatest feats.

And from Mike & Mike this morning (10:00 mark): "Tony would dig his heels in, man, and fight you for every single inch."

This isn't the first time Kobe's mentioned Allen - the same sentiment was strolling through the internet this time last year.

I even dug up an old link from Tom Lorenzo dating back to 2011 that says the same thing.

There's no shortage of documented history between these players.

Tony even got in some offense on occasion!