The L.A. Clippers‘ dynamic duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George has been playing at a high level this season, elevating the team to the top seed in the Western Conference.

After a very disappointing end to last season inside the Disney World bubble, the Clippers are looking to redeem themselves this year and dethrone their fellow L.A. squad in the Los Angeles Lakers.

One way to do that would be for the Clippers' top players to channel their inner Black Mamba. Lucky for them, their head coach, Tyronn Lue, used to play with Kobe Bryant.

According to coach Lue, Paul George and Kawhi constantly ask him questions about Kobe, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk.

“They always want to know how Kobe was, what he did, how he worked, how would Kobe react to this,” Lue said. “It's tough sometimes talking about it but it's good that those guys respect him and look up to what Kobe has done as a player, a person and a businessman.”

The Clippers coach went on to say it's tough to think about the situation still, but sharing Kobe stories keeps his legacy going through these players. Bryant's mentality and love for basketball was a spectacle to see, even for teammates.

Bryant's impact on the game of basketball goes so far beyond his accomplishments on the court. He was the picture-perfect ambassador for the game, being an excellent role model for athletes in all sports across the world.

It has been a year since Kobe passed away and the basketball world still seems to be in shock. The Mamba lives on forever through the players and coaches who revere him.