29. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is one of the most famous basketball players of all time, but there’s a good reason for that. The man has set so many NBA records for his phenomenal talents that he deserves his acclaim. If someone can be so above and beyond most of his peers in such a competitive sport, then he’s certainly very skilled. It’s a no-brainer to get someone like Kobe on your side in the apocalypse.
Straight out of high school, Bryant entered the NBA because of his obvious talent. He’d spend a remarkable twenty year career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. This gives him the record for having spent the most seasons in the NBA with one franchise for his entire career. That shows loyalty on top of talent, something which is very important in the world of the ZA.
It’s also clear Kobe is able to put personal differences aside for the betterment of the group. If you’ll recall, he had a highly publicized feud with teammate Shaquille O’Neal in the early 2000s, Despite this, they’d together lead the Lakers to three straight NBA championship wins. With unrest among survivors being common in a zombie apocalypse, it helps to have people who can put that aside.