After Kobe Bryant’s shocking death, Lakers legend Jerry West opened up about their close friendship.

West considered Bryant to be a part of his family, telling “Extra’s” Billy Bush, “I feel like I lost a son… When we traded for him, he was 17. To watch him grow up and be part of our family for two to three months here, he'd come here and have dinner. My son would drive him around to practice. My son Ryan took him places.”

One of Jerry’s sons has been in communication with one of Kobe’s sisters since his death. West shared, “His personal family, is just traumatized and devastated, as any family would be.”

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