Chalk it up as greatness appreciating greatness.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant apparently is pulling for the New England Patriots to defeat the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Bryant then would like to see the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, as it would give quarterback Tom Brady four Super Bowl rings in his impressive NFL career.

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Bryant has won five NBA titles with the Lakers, so he knows a thing or two about championship success. Even most Boston Celtics fans probably can jump onboard with his admiration for No. 12.

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