Kendrick Lamar Says He's Similar To Kobe Bryant In A Lot Of Ways

Kendrick Lamar Says He's Similar To Kobe Bryant In A Lot Of Ways

He may have a point.

Published February 18, 2018

Kendrick Lamar hasn’t done as many interviews as of late but it’s always a treat when he does talk to the press about his current thoughts.

It’s NBA All-Star Weekend and apparently basketball was on K-Dot’s mind when he spoke with Billboard. The topic of Kobe Bryant’s legacy was brought up and Kendrick described how he was similar to the L.A. great.

"I think from afar, we both have this willpower of finding out how far we can max our potential in what we can do," he said. "I think once you have that curiosity, it'll keep you challenged, it'll keep you motivated, and it'll keep you elevated. That's what he's done with his career, he maxed it out to this fullest on the court. Now, he's off the court, and he's finding a whole new love for something, and he'll continue with that concept and that same idea. I think that's what we share the most."

As one of the leaders of West Coast hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar also compared himself to the former Lakers shooting guard in respects to their positions and how they represent.

"I think the moment when I'm not having fun with it and getting into the studio, and you know, going back to the Kobe similarities, maxing out on the full potential, that's when the fumbling happens," he explained. "Before that even happens, I'd pass it down and give it to another young boy that has that same passion that can carry that [throne], but right now, I feel good. I'll let y'all know when the final years is coming up when I'm like, 'OK. This kid is it. He's from the city. He's it. He got it.'"

You can read the full Billboard interview here. What do you think? Does Kung Fu Kenny have a point? Let us know in the comment section below.

Written by Paul Meara

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