Photo: Miami Heat/Twitter

In a recent interview on Gil’s Arena, Andre Iguodala showered high praise on Jimmy Butler, likening his unyielding determination to the legendary Kobe Bryant’s mentality on the court.

Iguodala marveled at Butler’s ability to rise to challenges and find solutions when it matters most. “Whatever they say about Jimmy, he’ll figure it out. I’m like I’ve seen him dribble with his right hand left and pull up for three against Milwaukee this year was going crazy.”

Drawing a profound comparison, Iguodala emphasized, “Jimmy is probably the closest thing that I’ve seen to Kobe Bryant with that mentality of just man, Jimmy will figure out a way for us to win. I’ve never seen a will like that. I’m like, this dude got a Kobe Bryant will, a will to him to win.”