NBA Playoffs 2011: 10 Players with the Unenviable Task of Guarding Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant cannot be stopped. Period.

As he gets older, he only gets savvier.

A couple of years ago, Kobe realized he wouldn't be able to blow by defenders for the rest of his career.

What did he do? He developed an amazing post game that has allowed him to continue scoring at an elite level.

Despite recently completing his 15th NBA season, Kobe still dominates the game.

He always finds a way to score and has proven that there is no such thing as a Kobe-stopper (just ask Ruben Patterson).

The old cliché is true—he cannot be stopped; he can only be contained.

Should the Lakers make it to the NBA Finals, Kobe will face a variety of opponents that will try to shut him down.

While none of them will be successful, here are the 10 players that have the unenviable task of guarding Bryant.

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