Lil Wayne's fandom of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is well-documented. The rapper recorded a tribute to the future Hall of Famer on the heels of Bryant's fourth championship back in 2009 and Wayne recently elaborated on exactly why he thinks so highly of the often-polarizing player.
"He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just the way he attacks things, the way he never backs down, the way he fights through injury," Lil Wayne said. "Not only do he fight through injury, and not only do he play through injury, he excel through injury. I take those type of things and I just apply them to my everyday life."
Kobe and the Lakers are in the midst of a playoff run.