August 24 (8/24) will forever be Mamba Day and the entire basketball community will unite once again to remember the late great Kobe Bryant.
Of course, the NBA world paid tribute to Kobe, especially his former teammate Jordan Clarkson. Guard of Utah Jazz posted on twitter an old video of a group of NBA players discussing Kobe’s impact on them.
Clarkson settled for an appropriate emoji for the legend, as he might not be able to fully express himself while honoring the Los Angeles Lakers icon.
– Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) August 24, 2021
Guys like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green and Dwyane Wade to name a few have appeared on the video, each expressing how much Kobe means to their careers and their lives outside. of the NBA.
Clarkson, of course, witnessed Kobe’s greatness as they spent two seasons with the Lakers. The reigning sixth man of the year has always mentioned Kobe for motivating him to become a better player and develop a strong work ethic. Clarkson’s offensive aggressiveness might remind people of Kobe in his youth before he grew into a more complete player en route to five NBA titles and two Finals MVP trophies.
Clarkson is still a long way from replicating Kobe’s exploits, but he has certainly found his place in the NBA as an instant bench scorer for the Jazz, who have become a legitimate contender in recent years.
Curiously, Kobe Bryant played his last game in 2016 against the Jazz. In the very last play, he passed the ball to an open Jordan Clarkson who finished with a dunk. There must be something poetic about it.