Kobe Bryant's impact on Klay Thompson extended beyond the basketball court. In a recent interview, Thompson's father, Mychal Thompson, shared heartfelt moments he spent with Bryant off the court. They would often sit alone in the gym, hours before a game, discussing the NBA, their respective eras, and life in general. These moments made a deep impression on Thompson, who saw firsthand how Bryant took the time to mentor and inspire young players like himself. Bryant's influence on Thompson's career is evident as he continues to excel in the NBA.