Greats recognize greats.
We've seen the jersey-swap tradition take over the NFL, so it's cool to see KD and the Mamba paying homage to each other.
"Yeah. Yeah, don't tell nobody, though," Durant said when asked about the exchange. "I don't want to be looked at as a softie."
Bryant wrote a special message on the kicks he gave Durant:
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Durant and Kobe exchanged shoes last night. Kobe wrote on the pair he gave to Durant: "To KD, be the greatest" https://t.co/nB3PuPvHzR2015-12-24 17:44:20
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