JR Smith on Kobe Bryant: “It’s an honor to play in his memory for as long I wear the colors!”

JR Smith, Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands with J.R. Smith #1 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 122-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers newcomer JR Smith revealed what it means for him to play on the same team on which the late Kobe Bryant played. The 34-year-old guard responded to a tweet by the rapper O’Shean Jackson Jr. who remembered that he wanted Smith to play together with Kobe.

“Appreciate it bro! It’s an honor to play in his memory for as long I wear the colors!” the new Laker tweeted. Smith should make his debut for the Lakers on July 23 when Los Angeles will take on the Dallas Mavericks in a scrimmage. The first official game for him will be on July 31 against the Clippers.