Golden State legend Stephen Curry opens up about Lakers icon Kobe Bryant ahead of his Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Kobe Bryant will always be known as one of the most impactful players. Bryant not only inspired an entire generation of athletes but also managed to implant his famous “Mamba Mentality” philosophy in his millions of fans.
Considered to be an all-time great, Kobe surely had one of the decorated resumes in league history. Having an incredible work ethic and a drive to be better than the best, Bean set himself apart from the rest.
Being an 18-time All-Star, 5-time champion, league MVP and 2-time Finals MVP, the Mamba never failed to pass on his valuable learnings to the next generation of players. We have witnessed how Kobe helped Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, among many other NBA stars, reach their full potential. Rightfully, the league and its players talk about Bryant very highly.
Stephen Curry speaks about Kobe Bryant ahead of his Hall of Fame induction
Stephen Curry was one of the many NBA stars who congratulated Kobe Bryant and his family for his induction Hall of Fame. When asked about Bryant and this special occasion, the Warriors MVP said:
“It’s still surreal to celebrate his career and impact and measure the accomplishment and milestone of being selected for the Hall of Fame, which was a forgone conclusion. But any opportunity to go and watch a highlight or watch an interview he did, and remember where you were when watching the game, those type of moments they still mean everything. In terms of understanding the history of basketball, understanding his impact on the game.”
“It’s pretty awesome to see his wife and daughter accepting the [indiscernible] on his behalf, that means a lot to the family. Other guys KG and Tim Duncan talking about what Kobe meant to them as well. It’s a testament to his impact through and through. I don’t know when, if ever, it’ll sink in that he’s not here. But in terms of celebrating any moment, kind of go back in the past. And relive those moments that he accomplished on and off the court. It always tops.”
Definitely, there will never be another athlete quite like the iconic Kobe Bryant. His legacy will always continue to live on.