Hamilton on Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality 

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Hamilton said he witnessed Kobe Bryant's “Mamba Mentality” long before it even rose to prominence.

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At the NBA 75 team ceremony, Hamilton was among the chosen NBA legends to share a few things about Bryant in honor of his legacy.

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“I’ve been knowing him since we were kids,” Hamilton said in an NBA 75 Stories video honoring Bryant. “Very special human being. [He] Taught me a whole lot, especially from the simple fact of having a killer instinct.

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Without a doubt, Bryant has had that in him at an early age. However, jumping straight to the pros as a teenager wasn’t all fairytales.

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He was fearless. I think that’s one of the things that spurred him to greatness,” West said of Kobe. “He wasn’t going to allow himself to fail.”

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