When Kobe Bryant Chose Novak Djokovic Ahead Of Rafael Nadal And Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic has been the topic of conversation after an interview involving the late American basketball star Kobe Bryant began doing the rounds on social media.
In the video, the five-time NBA champion picked the Serb when asked to choose his favorite from the members of the Big 3 - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic.
"Well, Novak's my guy. We have a relationship. We've had a relationship for a long time," revealed Kobe Bryant.
Over the course of the interview, Bryant also revealed that Roger Federer once sent him a tennis racquet.
"Federer sent me a racquet when he heard I was playing," Bryant told."
Kobe Bryant also disclosed that he and Novak Djokovic once had a discussion that revolved around understanding how athletes need to cope physically with advancing age.
"So, it's a lot of preparation. Me and Novak talked about it a lot, quite at length, as he was going through a process of 'physically, I am not what I used to be, so how did you adjust and change your game?'
"We talked about it for a while and having the acceptance of an athlete to say I'm not what I used to be," he added.