Kevin Durant talked about the late Kobe Bryant and explained how the LA Lakers and NBA legend impacted his game.
“Just the first few practices of Team USA in 2012. Just his approach to practice and then also how he played the games and his focus on what he wanted to do out there on the court. He was a defender for us and a shotmaker.
So, to see Kobe play a role outside of just being the main scorer, it showed me that anybody can lock into a role and perfect it.
As a hooper, I wanted his aesthetic as a player. It was pretty sweet to see his methods. I didn’t really get to appreciate it until I got older as a player and start to see, ‘Oh that’s what he meant’ when he was doing it this way. I’m always going to live with Kobe in my heart,” Durant said in an exclusive interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report.