Ray Allen pays tribute to Kobe Bryant: ‘you and I had some epic battles’

A former Celtic gave rival Kobe Bryant some love. Jim Davis/Boston Globe

Ray Allen and Kobe Bryant didn’t always get along. But it’s clear from Allen’s Instagram post Thursday following Bryant’s last NBA game that there’s mutual respect between the longtime NBA rivals.

Allen and Bryant were both members of the 1996 NBA draft class.  Bryant is currently 3rd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list; Allen is 22nd.

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