In fact, in the wake of Giannis’ all-time great closeout performance and the Milwaukee Bucks’ first NBA title in 50 years, two of Kobe’s old tweets to the “Greek Freak” are going viral. The first one was from August 2017, when Kobe responded to Giannis asking him for a challenge.
The “Black Mamba” urged him to go win MVP, which Giannis eventually did twice. After his first MVP award in 2019, Kobe assigned another task to the young superstar.
“My man….MVP. Greatness. Next up: Championship #MambaMentality,” he tweeted on June 24, 2019.
After last night’s game, Giannis spoke candidly about the impact Kobe’s challenges had on him.
“Kobe Bryant thinks I can do this,