Coco Gauff Admires Unveiling Of Kobe Bryant’s First Statue From The Iconic 81-point NBA Game

Published 02/09/2024, 5:22 AM EST

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Wins and losses have always been a part of the world of sports. Extending the boundaries of reality, sometimes, players and teams give moments that are stored in the long-term memory of the fans. As the Los Angeles Lakers played a match against the Toronto Raptors, Kobe Bryant stunned the world by hitting 81 points. As the whole world remembers the moment, WTA star Coco Gauff also admires the historical moment.

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As Kobe Bryant picked a pose from his 81-point match as the one for his first statue, Coco Gauff honored the moment by sharing it on her social media.

Coco Gauff finds delight in Kobe Bryant’s first statue pose

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Young tennis sensation Coco Gauff recently presented a true spirit of sportsmanship with her recent Instagram story. Expressing her admiration for the legendary Kobe Bryant, the young WTA star shared the glorious moment in an Instagram story, with a picture that featured the original pose beside his recently revealed statue.

The statue was revealed by the Lakers at a ceremony attended by many stars. Posing in his white No. 8 jersey, the glorious statue made every fan shed tears in his memory. Gauff shared her enthusiasm for Bryant’s enduring legacy, joining hands with countless fans in celebrating the iconic moment in the world of sports and US history.

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This gesture, pointing back to Bryant’s unforgettable 81-point performance in 2006, not only showed her respect for co-athletes but also added another chapter to her book of admiration for American sporting legends.

Gauff’s consistent admiration of Kobe Bryant

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This is not the first time when Coco Gauff gave a sign of her derived inspiration from the legend Kobe Bryant. Back when the young tennis star lifted the US Open trophy, she said words that reminded fans of the timeless basketball legend.

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On being asked about how she feels about the victory, Gauff said, “Job’s not done yet.” This answer drew a great similarity with Kobe Bryant’s words that he said after winning Game 2 of the NBA Finals in 2009. “What’s there to be happy about? Job’s not finished,” he said. As the young champ made it clear that she deeply admires the legend, the support and expectation of local fans towards her is sure to grow.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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