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Jason Kidd calls Kobe Bryant 'the best at his craft' in Milwaukee Bucks tribute video

Respect from one legend for another.

Kobe Bryant is playing in his final game in Milwaukee on Monday night, and the Bucks became the latest team to give a video tribute to Bryant as part of his pregame introduction. After Bryant's former teammate and fellow future Hall of Famer Pau Gasol narrated the Chicago Bulls' video on Sunday night for Kobe's final game in Chicago, Milwaukee head coach (and another future Hall of Famer) Jason Kidd narrated the Bucks' tribute.

Kidd and Bryant may not have actually been teammates like he and Gasol were, but it wasn't for lack of effort from Kobe, who famously demanded that the Lakers "ship [Andrew Bynum's] ass out" to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Kidd in a video recorded in a parking lot while Bryant was at the height of his disillusionment with the Lakers front office. The two also played together in the 2008 Olympics, winning gold in Beijing.

Kidd praised Bryant's legendary work ethic, and the video drew a smile from the soon to retire superstar. You can watch the full tribute on our Facebook page below:

Jason Kidd, Bucks pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

"He's the blueprint of a winner, and that's why he's Kobe" - Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks pay tribute to Kobe Bryant. Courtesy of Time Warner Cable SportsNet

Posted by Silver Screen and Roll on Monday, February 22, 2016

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