Another NBA all-timer co-signed the declaration that Williams is one of the greatest ever. Thanks, Kobe Bryant!
While LeBron correctly called Williams an "inspiration," that’s apparently a two-way street. Following her victory, Williams told ABC that she was in part inspired by the epic comeback by James and the Cavaliers in this year’s NBA Finals, when they trailed the Golden State Warriors 3-1 in the best-of-seven series:
By the way — just for good measure, Williams went ahead and won doubles with her sister, Venus at Wimbeldon as well. It’s their sixth doubles victory at the All England Club and 14th Grand Slam win. Because when you’re that awesome, you might as well win all the trophies.