In February 2018, rapper Kendrick Lamar admitted he saw similarities between himself and NBA legend Kobe.
He explained: “I think from afar, we both have this will power of finding our how far we can max our potential in what we can do. I think once you have that curiosity, it’ll keep you challenged, it’ll keep you motivated and it’ll keep you elevated.
“That’s what he’s done with his career, he maxed it out to this fullest on the court. Now, he’s off the court and he’s finding a whole new love for something and he continues with that concept and that same idea. I think that’s what we share the most.”