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Kobe Bryant says no rivals in career

Updated: March 4, 2012, 9:46 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has always been lauded for his self-motivation and drive to be the best. It's a good thing he has that internal ambition, because according to Bryant, he's gone through his 16-year career without a true rival on the exterior to push him to succeed.

"I didn't have one," Bryant said after scoring 38 points in the Lakers' 115-107 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

The Lakers play host to the Miami Heat on Sunday. Bryant called ...

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