We all knew Kobe Bryant was a huge fan of the "Game of Thrones" book series from author George R.R. Martin. Or he was at least a fan of the T.V. show.
Either way, his wife got him a Christmas gift any fan of the show and/or novels would surely swoon over:
My wife Vanessa got me the best Christmas gift ever. Thank you @GRRMspeaking #muse #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/7XgS4rWwDA— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) December 25, 2016
Why yes, that does appear to be brand new copies of each book in the series inscribed with a personalized message from Martin instructing Bryant to "fly high, burn bright."
The only way this could better is if D'Angelo Russell got a matching set saying "the ice in your veins will bring winter," or something like that.
Also, if there is not some type of "Black Mamba" or other Kobe-esque reference in the next novel I'm going to be very disappointed.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.