Lil Wayne was sitting courtside at a recent Lakers playoff game, cheering on his favorite player, Kobe Bryant, whom the rapper says has inspired much more than just his music.
"He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just the way he attacks things, the way he never backs down, the way he fights through injury," Lil Wayne said.
"Not only do he fight through injury, and not only do he play through injury, he excel through injury. I take those type of things and I just apply them to my everyday life."
Lil Wayne's description of Bryant could not be more accurate.
This season Bryant scored at least 40 points in four consecutive games despite a torn ligament in his right wrist and he scored 30 points or more over a five-game stretch even though he wore a mask to protect his broken nose.