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Jerry West Describes Kobe Bryant's Love and Admiration of Michael Jordan

Jerry West: "The last image I remembered from last night, Michael was standing on a table exulting the fans after winning the title. If you look, Kobe did the same thing. He loved Jordan. He emulated Jordan. He was the same personality as Jordan, but he wasn't Michael Jordan. He was Kobe Bryant... Michael Jordan was his hero and he was going to do everything he could to not only have the same success, but not let anyone outwork him." (Full Video Above)

Listen to basketball Hall of Famer and established NBA executive Jerry West join The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary, as West opens up about the friendship between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, and MJ’s presence in guiding Bryant to becoming one of the greatest players in league history.

Check out the interview above as West details his earliest experience with Bryant as a teenager, as West was working with the Lakers at the time, and would later become responsible for pulling off the notorious trade with the Hornets that sent Bryant to Los Angeles after the 1996 NBA Draft.

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