Joe Bryant and Kobe Bryant. Credit: Twitter/Carchia

Childhood memories are often precious and some events trigger memories, such as the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Countless stories have been told and shared about Kobe as an inspirational figure, as a fan favorite, as a hero in the short time since he passed away at age 41.

Here’s one that captures his competitive fire from his younger days, facing his father Joe Bryant on the basketball court, as shared by Parker Remy-Miller, who met Kobe’s dad as a kid, via Twitter:

“In grade school, I was able to interview Joe Bryant, Kobe’s dad. I remember asking him what Kobe was like as a kid. With a big smile on his face, he said, “He used to always beat me one-on-one, but would forget the score. Whenever he asked, I always told him I was up by two.”