NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s final words were just revealed. He may be tragically gone, but his legacy will live on through others — and here is the proof.
“Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames,” Bryant tweeted to LA Lakers’ Lebron James. “Much respect my brother.” This is a window into Bryant’s character.
Players around the league have stories about how Bryant mentored and encouraged them. Lebron James, already a legend in his own right, is just one player who has been taken under Bryant’s wing.
“The thing that has set Kobe apart from some of the greats before him and has changed the way basketball will be going forward is his willingness to mentor later on in his career,” noted Joe Vardon.
Vardon is the senior NBA writer for The Athletic, a popular online sports magazine. He appeared on the ‘America News HQ’ program on Fox News to mourn and reflect upon Bryant’s passing.
For Bryant’s last public comment to be an encouragement to another player is poignant and telling. His positive impact on the game and those around him will never be forgotten.
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