Jayson Tatum won the first-ever Larry Bird Trophy over the weekend, following the Boston Celtics' Game 7 win over the Miami Heat.
During the game, Tatum wore a purple-and-gold Kobe 24 armband.
The 24-year-old player then explained why he wore the Kobe armband: "Today before I took my nap, I was watching some film and some moments from him and his career. This is the biggest game of my career thus far, and I wanted to wear that arm band to honor him and kind of share that moment in a way."
Later that day after the win, it was revealed that he texted the late NBA player with "I Got You."