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Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Position: None
Born: 08/23/78
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Appearing on the “Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio, Bryant said that he is happy for Durant and that it is the type of offseason move that would bring out his competitive edge. “I was happy for him. This is something that he wants to do man, he’s happy with his decision,” Bryant told Rome about Durant. “So as a competitor you have to look at that and say ok, how can I figure out, I have to figure out to take apart that team, and so now the challenge becomes how to find cracks within their system within their personnel, how can I take them down.”
The newly retired Bryant spent each of his 20 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, but loyalty never came up when he spoke about Durant on The Jim Rome Show Thursday (via Andre Vergara of Fox Sports). Rather, he spoke about how he would’ve reacted as a competitor. “I would have thought less about myself if I looked at that move and said, ‘That’s unfair,'” he said. “If you’re a real competitor, you look at that and say, ‘OK, lace ’em up. Let’s go. I don’t care how many players you have over there; we’re still going to take you down.'”
The final game of Kobe Bryant’s legendary 20-year career featured the Black Mamba posting 60 points against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. The 5-time NBA Champion joined The Jim Rome Show on Thursday for the first time since that game and shared his thoughts on what it was like. “I was kind of pinching myself for the first couple of weeks if it actually happened,” Bryant laughed. “It was such a surreal moment to have that last game play out that way and to have my family there and to play in front of so many fans that have watched me play when coming into the league at 17 years old, so I was just kind of pinching myself and can’t believe that it’s over and can’t believe it finished the way it did.”