Kobe Bryant is one of the most beloved players in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history.
Between his five championships and monumental impact on the organization in every possible capacity, his untimely death continues to weigh heavy on the minds of fans.
Understandably, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss misses Bryant tremendously as well.
On Sunday, she posted a tweet on the matter that immediately went viral:
I miss KB. He would understand and explain everything that I’m not allowed to. Honestly he was the greatest Laker ever. He understood team over self. Meaning your rewards would come if you valued team goals over your own then everything would fall into place. All can reply.
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) July 4, 2022
The reactions, with social media being what it is nowadays, largely speak for themselves:
As a former Lakers’ fan, gotta wonder how the legendary Earvin Magic Johnson feels about Jeanie Buss calling Kobe “the greatest Laker ever. 🤔 https://t.co/DVKJGkQYTk pic.twitter.com/UGB5caWv2h
— Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) July 4, 2022
R.I.P Kobe. Also… https://t.co/qX3bClkEPr pic.twitter.com/uhdiBq9MmF
— Bobby B – 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@RudeBoyNYK) July 4, 2022
“Now, why would Jeanie tweet this?” https://t.co/dO5q4QkB76 pic.twitter.com/PlBhCdiV7N
— Unbiased NBA Fan (@nonbiasednbafan) July 4, 2022
Lakers fans trying to figure out how this tweet means they are getting both KD and Kyrie… #LakerNation https://t.co/XAWntpQRxF pic.twitter.com/MItIEh2FHH
— Carlos Marti (@Marti_McFlyJr) July 4, 2022
The only thing this tweet is missing is the music Moesha had when she was writing in her diary https://t.co/krRG9oRRn5
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) July 4, 2022
The Lakers are currently working on a massive blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving.
Presently, two players are serving as roadblocks that are preventing the deal from happening.
Time will tell whether Buss will be able to find a way to work around them.
In any case, Bryant’s impact on the game is undeniable. There’s a reason why his take on Stephen Curry from before he was a star recently went mega-viral.
No wonder Dak Prescott is so motivated these days. https://t.co/83VQPw7UGz
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 4, 2022
It speaks to Bryant’s eye and understanding of basketball.
Buss missing him isn’t a surprise at all. Fans feel the exact same way.
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