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Sport Lakers newcomer Wesley Matthews shares touching Kobe Bryant story

01:30  25 november  2020
01:30  25 november  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Wesley Matthews suffered the same injury last season as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. While the recovery process is approximately a year, Matthews was ready by opening night and credits Kobe . According Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Kobe

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Wesley Matthews is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and the significance is definitely not lost on him.

a basketball player with a football ball: Wesley Matthews (9) drives for the basket against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9). © Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Wesley Matthews (9) drives for the basket against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9).

Speaking with the media Tuesday for the first time as a Laker, the veteran swingman shared a great story about the late Kobe Bryant. Matthews said that Bryant was there for him after he suffered a torn Achilles.

“One of the people that helped me through mine was Kobe,” said Matthews, per Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet. “He shared his wisdom about it. It helped motivate me because he was honest. He said it’s going to be hard. It’s what I needed to hear.”

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Many people have a little brother or sister who messes with their stuff, asks too many questions and makes a nuisance of themselves. For many years, Kobe Bryant was Michael Jordan's, the Chicago Bulls legend told a packed Staples Center on Monday.

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Trudell adds that Matthews was emotional recalling the moment and wished to thank Bryant for reaching out when he didn’t have to.

Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash in January along with his daugther Gianna and seven others, tore his own Achilles in 2013 at age 34. He returned to play three more NBA seasons. Matthews, now 34 himself, suffered his tear in 2015. He has since returned to a solid level of play, and next season will mark his sixth since the injury.

Another NBA player recently shared a similar story, and it is obvious that Bryant’s impact will continue to be felt for a long time to come.

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