But unlike many of his peers, PG-13 took it a step further, naming his brand new pit bull Kobe in honor of the five-time champion and 18-time All-Star. Now, that's love.
Watch as he unleashes the pit, introducing it to his adorable daughter, Olivia, and explains why he named the dog Kobe.
It's the second time in a week that PG has gushed about his fandom for Kobe, as the NBA legend helped him celebrate landing the cover of the upcoming video game NBA 2K17 during an event.
With his beautiful daughter and their new pit bull, Kobe, this Father's Day is shaping up to be a memorable one for Paul George.
Just picture this video with Kobe, the dog, tagging along.
What a way to salute a legend!
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