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Tim Tebow recently opened up about Kobe Bryant’s legacy. Here’s what he said

What did Tim Tebow say about Kobe Bryant?

Former NFL football player Tim Tebow speaks with people on the field during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Alabama and Florida, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Former NFL football player Tim Tebow speaks with people on the field during the SEC championship football game between Alabama and Florida, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta.
John Bazemore, Associated Press

Tim Tebow didn’t really know Kobe Bryant. But that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Lakers legend didn’t have an impact on the former Denver Broncos quarterback, according to USA Today.

What did Tim Tebow say about Kobe Bryant?

  • Tebow recently told USA Today that Bryant — who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 with his daughter Gianna and seven others — inspired Tebow to succeed.
  • Tebow said: “I didn’t get a chance to know Kobe very well, but there were some parts of his mentality in sports and life I really admired and tried to take with me. To me, he had an unflinching drive and focus I only can compare to Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan. When you do something you love, you don’t want to live your life going haphazard. Kobe didn’t know what that was, and I try to relate to that.”

Did Tebow say anything to Vanessa Bryant?

  • Tebow tweeted his thoughts and prayers to the Bryant family in the immediate aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s death.
  • Tebow said: “I ask that you join me in prayer for Vanessa and the entire Bryant family as we lift them up during this heartbreaking time.”