A lot of us warriors that were drafted in the 90s are slowly fading away, and it’s obviously toward the end for all of us. It’s a little sad, but I’m happy for him that he made that decision for himself. It could lift a little weight off his shoulders.

To me, he’s probably the greatest player that I faced, and I’ve faced some great players with Tim Duncan and Shaq and all these guys. But he was something else.

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Kobe copies Nowitzki's fadeaway