The Alamo City is full of exterior artwork dedicated to Spurs legends including Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and head coach Gregg Popovich. In contrast, Wing It's new mural, painted by Roger Maximo, highlights the man who was once the local team's biggest nemesis.
Even so, many Spurs fans admit the franchise wouldn't be what it is today without Bryant. San Antonio's championships in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 have so much meaning because they were earned after tough competition from Bryant and the Lakers.
During that era, Bryant was the player San Antonio loved to hate. His undeniable skill and competitive spirit sometimes meant that the Spurs weren't always top in the Western Conference.
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“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.” -Kobe Bryant. My Kobe tribute mural is located: 1645 Pat Booker rd Kobe you were my hero, I imitated every move, I collected your shoes and jerseys.. growing up in San Antonio was tough for a Kobe fan like myself. The battles between the lakers and spurs are forever immortalized in fans memories.. Thank you everything you did on and off the court.. #vivakobe #kobebryant #mural #kobemural #kobepainting #24 #8 #mambamentality #lakersnation
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