For Saquon Barkley, Kobe Bryant is his G.O.A.T.
That's how he addressed his UNINTERRUPTED video, where he read aloud a letter he wrote to Bryant. He wanted to thank Bryant for embodying his signature "Mamba Mentality" -- a phrase that he writes on his cleats before every game.
Well, Bryant acknowleged him via Twitter, and told the young running back that it's "your turn."
Barkley isn't backing down from Bryant's statement, replying "challenge accepted."
Challenge accepted ☑️✊- Saquon Barkley (@saquon) July 17, 2019
Barkley has already made his mark in his rookie season, instantly jolting himself into the conversation for best running back in the NFL. However, if Barkley wants to reach that G.O.A.T. status, he's going to need to do a lot more than that.
But he's ready to accomplish that feat using that Mamba Mentality along the way.