In High School I balled against Kobe Bryant once a week in the fall.
The first time I played against him I had no clue who he was. I wsa playing with four freshman on my team, and,since I was a sophomore, the responsibility of guarding Mr. Bryant was delegated to yours truly.
The first time down the floor I decided to jack a three up automatically. Nothing but net.
Second time down the floor I decided that he wouldn’t expect me to do it again so pulled up way back and threw up another one. It was money. I made the mistake of of actually verbalizing my thoughts with a yell of, “Money!!!” while I released.
He didn’t take to kindly to this and proceeded to dunk on me 15 straight times. I mean dunk with authority. No layups or jumpers. All dunks.
I have never been prouder of being so embarrassed.