Kobe Bryant Gets Ultimate Tribute From Other Star Athletes
Kobe Bryant is walking away from the game, but his legacy lives on. And not just on the basketball court, either.
Several athletes who have endorsement deals with Nike — just like the Lakers star does — sat down to discuss the “Black Mamba” (April 13, by the way, has been declared “Black Mamba Day” in his honor)
A whole host of athletes from other sports chime in to try and explain Bryant’s mystique. Serena Williams, Rob Gronkowski, LeBron James, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods are just a small sampling of the stars who took time to wax poetic about him.
And it wasn’t all complimentary, either. Kobe’s legendary competitiveness is a hot topic of conversation and he’s praised for thriving on his intensity and sometimes being cast as the villain. Just wait until you hear how Kevin Durant describes Bryant (it’s a word that would get your mouth washed out with soap as a kid).
Yup, the five-time NBA champion will soon be gone, but definitely not forgotten.