Blackburn Rovers defender, Tosin Adarabioyo has said legendary basketballer, Kobe Bryant is the reason behind the number 24 on the back of his jersey.
The Manchester City loanee revealed this in his tribute to the LA Lakers icon who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday alongside his daughter and seven other people on board.
According to him, Kobe was the definition of a winner whose legacy will always be remembered.
He added that he still cannot believe that the legend is gone.
His words, “Still can’t believe we’ve lost Kobe and his daughter. This man was the definition of a winner and someone I looked up to for inspiration throughout my life,”
“The reason I wear 24 on the back of my shirt is because of him. My deepest condolences go out to all the family and friends of those affected by this tragedy. Kobe, your legacy will live on forever.”