August 24 is now known as Kobe Day, an NBA holiday in which fans remember the talent of Kobe Bryant.
Years after his passing, Bryant still holds a special place in the hearts of all basketball players and fans.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is one of the few people who played against Bryant and then coached against him too.
Speaking to the press, via Tim Reynolds, Kerr opened up about his time with Bryant.
“I have great memories of playing against him during my career and then coaching against him late in his career,” Kerr said during a press conference about Team USA and the FIBA World Cup.
“To have that good fortune to be in the NBA at the same time as one of the all-time greats, to watch him, to compete against him, is really special. We all think about Kobe to this day and everything he meant to the league and to all of us.”
Steve Kerr on 8/24. Kobe Day, and a day of added significance in the Kerr family as well. pic.twitter.com/UPSb0XVM8y
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 24, 2023
Kerr really does have a unique perspective on Bryant because of his career as both a player and a coach in the league.
He got to be in games with Bryant and see an up-close look at how the man operated.
Years later, he likely used that knowledge as he instructed his players on how to limit Bryant on the court.
Kerr, like practically every other NBA star who interacted with Bryant, has good things to say about the Los Angeles Lakers legend.
Again and again, stars from the present and past have commented on what Bryant meant to them.
His skills, his mindset, and the way that he pushed himself and others are still considered the gold standard for many in the league.
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