Watch Minny’s Wiggins do a perfect Kobe impression…on Kobe

Kobe is honored to have younger players mimic his signature moves.
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Kobe Bryant looked like a younger version of himself during Tuesday night’s close win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He scored a season-high 38 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers avoid their 11th straight loss, which would’ve been a franchise record.

But Bryant wasn’t the only player on the court to really stand out. Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins was also phenomenal, scoring 30 points on a wide variety of shots—most notably Kobe’s signature fadeaway jumper: 

His team won, so Bryant was jovial afterward, telling reporters how impressed he was with Wiggins’ rapid development and how far he’s come in such a short period of time:

This must be pretty cool for the 20-year-old to hear—Wiggins grew up idolizing Bryant and had nothing but the highest praise for him after the game:

Watch their duel below. It’s well worth your time: