Prior to the start of this season, former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant took to social media to issue personal challenges to several prominent sports figures. One of those famous challenges was present to Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo after he requested for Bryant to give him a personal goal. It didn't take long for the 39-year-old to voice that Antetokounmpo should aim to earn his first MVP award this year.

Bryant spoke to Antetokounmpo following a game in Milwaukee, preaching hard work and everything else that the 20-year great was all about. The conversation didn't last long, however, as the two parted to continue their respectively grueling 82-game seasons.

While looking at his phone and seeing Bryant issue challenges to players around the league, Antetokounmpo decided to try his luck and get a challenge from Bryant. Bryant responded with the MVP challenge, and Antetokounmpo was shocked to see that a legend like Bryant believed he could pull it off.

In wake of Bryant's jerseys retirement on Monday night, the Bucks All-Star voiced much admiration toward the future Hall of Famers having faith that he can reach that impressive individual feat, according to Michael Lee of The Vertical.