LeBron James speaks emotionally about Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The greatness of Kobe Bryant can never truly be forgotten. Ever since his first days in the league, the player always had a dogged mentality and work ethic.
He wanted to be the best. And while many laughed at how quickly he wanted it, they also had to keep looking over their shoulder for the then-teenager.
An MVP, 5 championships, and 18 All-Star appearances later, the Black Mamba had nothing left to prove. His greatest of all time worthy career did the talking for him, and he could’ve just retired and tended to his family.
Instead, he worked towards building his own animation studio, which won the ‘Best Animated Short Film’ award. Sage Mamba was truly a heartwarming phase of Kobe.
Recently, Kobe Bryant was inducted into the Hall of Fame, with his idol and mentor Michael Jordan present to do what he could for his enshrinement. Before it started, a player Kobe himself mentored in LeBron James, was asked to comment on the whole process.
LeBron James reveals his thoughts on Kobe Bryant’s induction into the Hall of Fame
LeBron James recently returned from a high ankle sprain on his right leg. He had a very good game against the Indiana Pacers, grabbing 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists leading the Lakers to 115-122 victory.
After the game, the King was asked about his feelings with regards to Kobe Bryant’s induction happening just later that day.
“It’s a celebration for another Laker great, and I’m just happy to be a part of his legacy.” @KingJames spoke with @LakersReporter about Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction and how his ankle felt in his return to the lineup. pic.twitter.com/8LAgCljUhP
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) May 15, 2021
“It’s a celebration of greatness… an unbelievable time for himself (Kobe Bryant)… Looking down on all the compliments that he had, for his wife and his daughters…It’s a beautiful time for the Lakers. Like I said, it’s a celebration for another Laker great. And I’m just happy to be part of his legacy.”
It would be understandable for James to be a bit emotional about the topic. However, the player managed to keep his cool during the interview, giving off the impression that he is focused on how the season goes now.
After Kobe’s incredible and emotionally charged hall of fame induction, fans will be looking for the team to be motivated.
And it is likely that the players know, the best way to honor a winner like the Black Mamba, is win him yet another NBA championship.