You'd think LeBron James winning his second consecutive title fires up Kobe Bryant to get back to the NBA Finals.
But it was Tim Duncan he was worried about getting another ring.
Bryant currently has five titles and would like to stand alone as the greatest of his generation.
"San Antonio getting so close to winning No. 5, probably hurt me a little bit too," Bryant told Lakers.com. "I want to make sure I push the ring count out a little further."
The San Antonio Spurs were less than 30 seconds away in Game 6 of the Finals from Duncan getting his fifth ring, but they fell to the Heat in seven games.
Duncan hasn't caught up yet, but Bryant is still chasing Michael Jordan for title No. 6.
"It was inspirational for me and hopefully inspirational for the city of Los Angeles and this organization of what we can do, how this tide can change fairly quickly and we'll be looking at a parade."