Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest figures in basketball history. There are many players in the NBA who are inspired by his example and continue to work hard in order to keep his legacy alive.

It’s the mamba mentality that finds itself within many of the NBA’s key players, and when anyone talks about the late-basketball legend, they can’t help but admire him for everything that made him great.

As Kevin Durant was hosting a Twitter Spaces live broadcast, at one point he got asked about Kobe Bryant. Durant revealed that whenever the two cross paths, whether together in the same team or against each other, he radiated a “god-like” aura.

Being in the same locker room with him, like I competed against him like that same playoffs, and the way he won the championship too. So we had a different connection compared to a lot of other guys. You know, I played against him on that journey. His aura was just like a god-like figure. Like you see someone in the flesh who scored 81 points in an NBA game. It is hard to even speak around him. But he’s open and he was always trying to teach and help the younger generation out.

As Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the NBA currently and will surely be a first-grade Hall of Famer, there’s no doubt that he is the perfect one to talk about Kobe Bryant, and inspire others to follow his example as well.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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