Andrew Wiggins and Kobe Bryant matched up last night as the Lakers defeated Minnesota 119-115.
Wiggins finished with 30 points and five rebounds (13/20 FG) while Bryant put up a season-high 38 points, five rebounds and five assists (10/21 FG, 7/11 3P).
There is mutual respect between the two, as illustrated after a Wiggins’ made fadeaway late in the game.
Kobe: “That looked familiar.” Wiggins: “I got it from you.”
Bryant has been openly supportive of Wiggins’ career, stating publicly on multiple occasions that this Canadian has next in the league.
Wiggins showed his respect last night, stating the following:
He’s the greatest of my generation…he perfected the game of basketball. – Andrew Wiggins on Kobe Bryant