Kobe Bryant’s best NBA Finals teammatesKobe Bryant reached seven NBA Finals over the course of his illustrious 20-year career, winning five titles. And he carried plenty of scrubs along the way — D.J. Mbenga, Shannon Brown, Sasha Vujacic, and Adam Morrison can thank the Mamba for their two rings apiece. Mark Madsen got two rings almost a decade earlier. Stanislav Medvedenko owes Kobe for his one. Hell, Brian Shaw got three rings on the backs of Kobe and Shaquille O’Neal. Thankfully for Kobe, he had a few better options to pass to en route to his Finals appearances. Here’s our rankings of Kobe Bryant’s best NBA Finals teammates ever.
20. Jordan Farmar
Yikes, rough start. The UCLA point guard went to three straight Finals with Kobe, from 2008 to 2010, winning the last two. He functioned as a speedy change of pace to starter Derek Fisher and spaced the floor; in those three seasons, Farmar hit 36.5 percent of his threes, attempting 5.6 of them per 36 minutes.