Kobe Bryant continues to be a source of inspiration for Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker after the Los Angeles Lakers legend's death in January.
Booker faced off with Bryant only once, when the Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers on March 23, 2016.
After the game, Bryant reached out to the Phoenix rookie and gave him his autographed shoes.
During a March 2017 game against the Boston Celtics, Booker went off for 70 points.
Windhorst had also posited that Bryant might have respected Booker's work ethic more than any other player's in the league.