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Kobe Bryant fine with Kevin Durant to Warriors, says Russell Westbrook is player that reminds himself of

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Kobe Bryant is a former NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Though he is already retired, he is still a popular figure around the league. He recently made comments about Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook being the player who is like himself.

In an interview podcast of Kobe with Jim Rome on CBS Sports Radio, the player said that he is just fine with Durant’s signing with the Warriors. He said this on Rome’s show called, “Jim Rome Show.”

“As a competitor, I would have thought less about myself if I looked at that move and thought that was unfair,” Bryant said.

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He added that he is “happy” with Kevin’s decision to move to Golden State. This is an amazing thing for Kobe to feel that way rather than hate on Durant’s change of team.

But he told Rome that he is just going to compete if he is playing against the Warriors next season.

“If you are a real competitor, you look at that and say ok lace them up, let’s go. I don’t care how many players you have over there, we are still going to take you down,” Kobe stated.

Bryant also noticed Durant’s former teammate in Oklahoma City Thunder last season. He praised this guy when he is asked on the show regarding the player that reminds him of himself.

“When I turn on the TV and I watch players play, the player that plays with the same kind of emotion and grit and competitive intensity is Russell [Westbrook],” Bryant said.

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Kobe also said that Westbrook doesn’t care whoever the player is guarding him and that he is just playing hard no matter what. This is because Russell is a known player that plays competitively around the league.

Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA. He carved a legendary career for himself and only a Hall of Fame nomination is left from it.

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