Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash were the only superstars Nowitzki singled out as names that tried to recruit him away from the Mavericks. Nowitzki instead opted to sign a four-year contract extension to remain in Dallas, though. “I remember Kobe (Bryant) tried to get me to come to L.A. at some point, and (Steve Nash) was reaching out to me at some point,” Nowitzki said. “But then I signed that four-year deal.”
Source: Grant Afseth @ Sports Illustrated
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Dave Early @DavidEarly
“That’s the beauty of life we get the chance to redeem ourselves and come back to places that I feel a little uncomfortable and his spirit was definitely in the building tonight.
–Kyrie Irving had the Kobe outfit on, so he talked about sensing his spirit and energy at MSG. pic.twitter.com/WdTDZ0aXVX – 11:20 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
6 yrs ago today, Kobe talking about enduring through the tough times w/ Lakers: “Going through the years of losing & not leaving, makes it all worthwhile.” (audio not great, uploaded it straight to Snapchat at the time) – Thought this was ironic, considering the state of things. pic.twitter.com/CrmXBzIhID – 12:54 PM
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