Chris Bosh reveals how Kobe Bryant's death affected him
Chris Bosh Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had a tremendous impact on many NBA players, past and present.

This week, former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat star Chris Bosh opened up about the shift he went through as a result of Bryant’s death.

Bosh said during an appearance on the "Tim and Friends" show:

“To tell you the truth, after Kobe (Bryant) passed it put that much more perspective on what’s important and so I take the extra time with the family, with the kids, talking to kids, encouraging people, just trying to be positive and make each day a masterpiece.” 

“You do that just by staying in the present and enjoying the day as it is or trying your best to or working hard.”

It is easy to see why Bryant’s larger-than-life presence has, and continues to, play such a dramatic role in players’ lives.

Although Bryant is gone, clearly he will never be forgotten, and his mark on the sport of basketball will forever remain in the minds of all his fans around the globe.

This article first appeared on Game 7 and was syndicated with permission.

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