Kobe Bryant has always supported the WNBA but in a new league commercial, the player known as the Black Mamba speaks about the importance of the league and how his daughter looks up to WNBA players.
“You have a dream, you have a goal as a kid to play basketball. As a girl, you grow up, you play basketball you’re like my goal, my ambition is to be a WNBA player,” he said. “… I think that really is the most important part is that women growing up and playing basketball are like ok, my career track can go like this and lead to that. I think that’s the most significant part.”
Bryant is one of a number of NBA players to publicly voice their support for the league — among them, LeBron James said after his NBA Finals loss that he planned on watching the league over the summer and Draymond Green said last year that he “learns more about fundamentals” from watching the league.