While many Boston Celtics fans would prefer that star swingman Jayson Tatum hadn’t been such a big fan of late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, the Lakers legend wasn’t just an idol for the Boston native. St. Louis, but also a friend and mentor.
In a recent interview with the eponymous host of the ‘In Depth with Jason Bensinger’ show, the former Duke star opened up about how Bryant’s sudden and unexpected death in a helicopter crash caused him to crash. in a hotel room, overwhelmed with emotion at the loss of his friend.
Take a look at the clip embedded below to hear Tatum open up about his relationship with the Lakers star, how they met and what Bryant meant to the St. Louis native as a mentor.
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