Found December 07, 2012 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Kobe Bryant is all too familiar with these Oklahoma City guys. They remind him a lot of himself. They can shrug off almost everything and keep on going, he said. “Not too many players have had that,” according to Bryant. “Michael [Jordan] had it. I have it. Duranthas it. Westbrook has it. They just don’t care about pressure situations or criticism or whatever. It’s rare.” Bryant even knew where Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook learned to cop an attitude. “For sure. They watched me growing up,” he said. “They saw how I dealt with criticism and all this other stuff and just put my head down and kept playing… They’re cut from the same cloth.” via The Los Angeles Times
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