Klay Thompson grew up in Los Angeles watching Kobe Bryant as he ascended to one of the all-time greats.
On Sunday, Thompson faced one of his idles for the final time.
After the Lakers stunning win over the NBA-best Warriors, Thompson got a one-of-a-kind keepsake from Bryant:
An autographed jersey with a personal inscription. But not just any jersey. It was the jersey Bryant wore Sunday afternoon, the last one he wore against the Warriors.
"Klay, It's been a pleasure watching you grow into the player you are. Keep going. Kobe Bryant"
Quite a moment for one of the best young shooting guards in the NBA.
It's not the first time Bryant has signed a jersey for Thompson. At All-Star weekend in Toronto in February, the future Hall of Famer signed Klay's All-Star jersey and shoes.