Kobe Bryant revealed where he ranks himself among the NBA’s all-time best while on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Who would have guessed that it would be on a late night show, surrounded by cow’s tongue and hot dog juice, that Kobe Bryant would tell the world his pick for the best basketball player of all time? But that’s just what happened on last night’s Late Late Show with James Corden.
James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” game has become something of a go-to for celebrity gossip and truth-telling. Jimmy Kimmel was grilled about everything late night. Will Ferrel did his best not to be controversial but ended up paying for it.
Last night Corden was joined by model and actress Cara Delevingne and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at his dinner table of horrors. Delevingne opted against ranking the companies she modeled for and refused to reveal the most famous person to hit on her.
But it was the first question to Kobe Bryant that was the most interesting. Corden asked the NBA icon to rank himself against Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Take a look at Kobe’s answer for yourself.
There seemed to be two sides of Kobe’s famously competitive spirit at work here. On the one hand, Bryant has never been the type of player to say someone was better than him. On the other, he doesn’t want to appear as if he’s backing away from a challenge by not eating the cow’s tongue.
Ultimately it is the basketball player that wins out as Bryant offers up his rankings. The answer wasn’t all that surprising knowing his self-confidence but how he ranks Jordan and James will surely reignite the debate.
We’ll let the Fansided’s NBA experts debate Bryant vs. Jordan vs. Lebron. But it is funny that James Corden has become the catalyst for so many celebrity stories and revelations through “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” The writers behind the questions deserve credit for coming up with topics they know people would latch onto without going too far. And to the credit of his guests, they are usually up for spilling their guts or at least giving us enough of a reaction to draw our own conclusions.
While The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon remains the undisputed king of late night games, The Late Late Show with James Corden is slowly but surely starting to challenge for the throne. Maybe that’s a topic for James Corden to discuss on the next edition of “Spill Your Guts.” If Kobe Bryant can say he’s better than Michael Jordan, can Corden rank himself over Fallon?