San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan recently shared a Kobe Bryant story during his live session on Instagram. While in conversation with former NBA player Nate Robinson, DeRozan talked about a time when Bryant wasn’t happy with his shoes. DeRozan, a Toronto Raptors player then, said he used to sport Kobe shoes. But for a game against Kobe himself, he did not want to don the apparel, and instead stepped onto the court with Jordans instead.
DeRozan told Robinson that he always wore Kobes but didn’t want to sport them when he was actually facing Bryant. In turn, DeRozan said Bryant was “mad as a motherf–ker.”
DeMar’s Kobe story is perfect 😂
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) March 26, 2020
DeRozan started his career in 2009, when Bryant was into his 14th season. He played his first nine years for the Toronto Raptors. In 2018, he joined San Antonio Spurs, where he is currently playing.
Other than talking about Kobe Bryant, DeMar DeRozan picked his best Toronto Raptors player
In his Instagram live session on Wednesday, DeRozan discussed a few more things other than Bryant’s story. Among those were naming the best Raptors player of all-time.
For DeRozan, it was Kyle Lowry with whom he had played for five years. Lowry joined the Raptors in 2013 and many consider him among the best guards of his generation. DeRozan felt that Lowry was good enough to make him the best all-time Raptors player.
DeMar on Kyle Lowry: “He’s the best Raptor of all time, and that’s coming from me”
Yet NBA Twitter just can’t accept the fact that he is one of the greatest point guards of the 2010s pic.twitter.com/6rXIMMLraA
— ₭L07 (@RapsKL07) March 26, 2020
As it would happen, Lowry celebrated his 34th birthday on Wednesday. Lowry took to twitter to say he was happy, though things weren’t going according to plan.
34 it’s been a great day for me!! It’s a bit different than I planned for but I got be with Karter and Kameron so that’s a win!! These two are amazing !!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes from everyone I… https://t.co/DHmOm7NmPN
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) March 25, 2020