Kobe may have retired at the end of the 2015-16 season, but he’s still staying close to the game and its players. One of the players he’s helping along is Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, who just came off of his first NBA Finals win.
In fact, right after he won the title, Irving got on FaceTime and contacted the Black Mamba.
“I actually FaceTimed Kobe [Bryant] after the game as soon as I got in the locker room,” Irving told The Post Game. “Other than seeing my dad and my sister right after we won, FaceTiming him was just a great thing, knowing how he has won five and I just won my first. Then realizing how hard it is just to win one, my respect for him is already high, but it went to another level knowing that he’s got five of them. I’m trying to get a second one.”