Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant was one of the fiercest competitors American sports have ever seen. His unbreakable drive to reach the top of the sport made millions of kids around the world idolize the former Los Angeles Lakers star, including Warriors star and Southern California native Klay Thompson.

On Friday, Klay shared the personalized inscription Kobe included in his copy of Bryant's book, "The Mamba Mentality." 

"Rings, rings, rings, rings," Kobe wrote to Klay.

Kobe won five championships during his time in the NBA, Klay has three (so far). The message brings to mind the iconic clip featuring Bryant interact with a heckling fan, by counting out those five titles.

It always was a simple message from Bryant, do whatever it takes to win, no matter the cost.

Klay also shared a moving tribute to Bryant following his tragic death in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

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