Kobe Bryant and John Altobelli were both tragically killed in a helicopter crash at the end of January along with seven others, including their daughters. 

The Lakers legend and the Orange Coast College baseball coach had become friends as a result of their daughters playing basketball together.

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MLB insider Jeff Passan shared a story of a text message between the two men.  Altobelli reached out to Kobe for advice after his team lost two games in a row. 

Kobe’s response shows you exactly what Mamba Mentality is.

Flip the Page to read the text message and see a printed version of the text that was hung up in the locker room: