That’s what Shaq’s reports on his autobiography. Kobe wanted to do and be everything. He almost do all of it, but there will only be one Will Smith… right?!!
He was so young and so immature in some ways, but I can tell you this: everything Kobe is doing now, he told me all the way back then he was going to do it.
We were sitting on the bus once and he told me, “I’m going to be the number one scorer for the Lakers, I’m going to win five or six championships, and I’m going to be the best player in the game.” I was like, “Okay, whatever.”
Then he looked me right in the eye and said, “I’m going to be the Will Smith of the NBA.”