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Former Denver Nugget Chauncey Billups remembers approaching an emotional Kobe Bryant after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 Western Conference Finals.

(Via All The Smoke):

“He was so determined to win the championship without Shaq. It was Game 6, the game got away, checked the starters out. So they checking us out, I go up to him and tell him, ‘Good luck, good job.’ He was crying, bro. Crying, like tears crying. He was so happy to be going to the Finals.”