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Clippers Guard Lou Williams Recalls Vintage Kobe Bryant Story

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams remembered Kobe Bryant on Monday with a memorable story about the late Lakers great.

Williams said that after the Lakers suffered a blowout loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Kobe told the team they couldn’t wear his shoe brand, because they were too soft. (RELATED: Orange County Baseball Legend Among Those Dead In Kobe Bryant Plane Crash)

“We got blew out in Portland,” Williams said. “He took everybody Kobe’s and said they couldn’t wear it cause we was soft.”

Kobe was tragically killed at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, alongside his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other passengers. Since his death, players and coaches have commemorated the Lakers legend, telling stories about what Bryant meant to them. (RELATED: Nuggets, Rockets Hold Moment Of Silence For Kobe Bryant)

This story from Williams is vintage Kobe, and perfectly illustrates why he meant so much to so many. He will be missed.