“This What 24 Looks Like…”: $207 million NBA All Star sends a heartfelt tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on his own birthday

Trae Young, a young basketball icon in the making, turned 24 on September 19. The number 24 is not new to the basketball world. It was the favorite number of the iconic Kobe Bryant. The Atlanta Hawks star recently celebrated his birthday on Twitter by paying tribute to Kobe.

His post brought back fond memories of the Lakers legend for fans. We can see fans lusting after Trae and remembering the legend.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

Trae Young remembers legend Kobe Bryant on his birthday

Kobe Bryant is an inspiration to many young sports stars, and Trae Young is one of them. Prior to his NBA debut, he received invaluable mentorship from Lakers legend Kobe. The two-time NBA All-Star has been spotted on multiple occasions in the past, paying tribute to his idol.

Young began his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. Trae quickly established himself on the charts. He is the first Hawks player since 2010-11 to be selected to an All-NBA team. Trae is the only player in team history to have over 2,100 points and 700 assists in a single season, and the list goes on. The 6’1 point guard established himself as a promising player, prompting the Atlanta Hawks to offer him a five-year contract worth $207 million.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

The start of the NBA season is just a few weeks away. With those numbers on the board, Hawks fans and the team hope Trae will continue to play and bring glory to the club.

The world remembers the mamba mentality

Kobe Bryant, popularly known as the black mamba, was built differently. He won 3 championship titles before he turned 24 and his stats speak for themselves. Kobe has 18 All-Star appearances and shares the second spot on the list with LeBron James. He has won 4 All-star MVPs and shares that record with Bob Pettit. His legacy lives on and will serve as an inspiration for future generations.

ADVERTISING

The article continues below this ad

Tell us your favorite Kobe Bryant and Trae Young moment in the comments section.

Watch This Story: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Other NBA Stars Who Knew Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Potential Path Before Winning the NBA Championship

Leave a Comment