Especially later in his career, Bryant often wore a large sleeve on his right arm, making it one of his most identifiable accessories.
"Watched every game he played. He meant so much to me," Carr said of Bryant, per The Athletic's Vic Tafur. "When he followed me on Twitter, it was one of the best days of my life. Then I got to know him. ... It's all about that Mamba Mentality."
During a 2016 appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Carr explained how he sought to emulate Bryant's competitive nature:
Shortly after Bryant's death, Carr shared a video of the 18-time All-Star hitting two free throws with what was later confirmed to be a torn Achilles. He wrote in the caption: "That mentality has inspired so many including myself in a huge way."
Carr alluded to how he'd carry on Kobe's legacy by displaying the same kind of toughness and determination in his own endeavors.