Durant respects Kobe.
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets had an interview with ‘Bleacher Report’ on the 13th (Korean time). He mentioned Kobe Bryant here.
Kobe made his NBA debut with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played as a one-club man for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and 토토 recorded career averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. As a result, he went beyond the Lakers and became one of the best players in history.
In the process, Kobe entered the Hall of Fame while building numerous careers, including 5 Finals Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, and 1 Season MVP.
Kobe is also known for his ‘Mamba Mentality’.
Ordinary players tend to settle for the current situation. But Kobe was different. Not satisfied with his own skills, he pursued endless improvement and sweated several times more than his peers. This look of Kobe has inspired many players in the league.
Durant was also influenced by Kobe. Durant shared the advice he received when he competed with Kobe at the London 2012 Olympics.
Durant said, “Kobe Bryant told me not to be a crybaby. When I was about 23, I thought the world revolved around me.”
“Kobe was humble in the way he played the game, the way he treated his teammates, etc. He didn’t talk much. I just watched and learned from him. But Kobe set an example. I’ve been with Kobe on and off the court. “I’m trying to imitate Michael Jordan. It helps me to be better.”
Was it thanks to Kobe’s advice? Durant scored 30 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for a field shooting success rate of 64.7% (11/17) in the confrontation with the Washington Wizards on the 13th, leading the team to a 112-100 victory. Thanks to this, Brooklyn ran a 4-game winning streak and maintained 4th place in the Eastern Conference.