Three-year-old P.J. Rose is now a celebrity. Derrick Rose junior was captured fist-bumping Kobe Bryant ahead of the Black Mamba’s last outing against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.
P.J. stole the show by becoming a meme. Kobe Bryant wanted to meet young Rose and shook hands with him; the meet-up was made for a picture, according to SB Nation.
The Bulls won the game 126-115, despite three Los Angeles Lakers’ players notching up 20-plus scores.
Bryant is celebrating his final NBA season by embracing moments like this. Earlier, he was seen playing with Dwyane Wade’s and Chris Paul’s sons during the All-Star weekend. And the Lakers’ legend is routinely signing autographs for opponents, reports CBS Sports.
Bryant is aware of what he means to young guys and kids, and he wants make sure that the iconic Black Mamba image remains intact in their minds.
— Nuccio DiNuzzo (@ChiTribNuccio) February 21, 2016