Found May 09, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

Rapper Lil Wayne sat courtside at a recent Los Angeles Lakers playoff game, he told an LA Times reporter that Kobe Bryant inspires him in life.

"He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just the way he attacks things, the way he never backs down, the way he fights through injury," Lil Wayne said to the reporter.

"Not only do he fight through injury, and not only do he play through injury, he excel through injury. I take those type of things and I just apply them to my everyday life."

Lil Wayne says he grew up watching the Lakers and has always been a fan. His favorite player is Kobe Bryant, who he says is " the greatest player to touch a basketball."

Checkout the video via the Los Angeles Times

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