Austin Rivers admires Kobe Bryant's ability to use perceived slights as motivation.
"I envy him," Rivers said of Bryant. "I really look up to him more than anybody else. He plays (ticked) off. He finds things to motivate him, and he doesn't change."
Mike Krzyzewski said everyone can learn from Bryant’s approach to the game.
"I think everybody's a little bit better if they have a purpose," Krzyzewski said. "Whether you call that a chip, an energy, a passion. ... I think a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan had a chip in their heart. It was embedded in them."
Rivers has long been motivated by the burden of being the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
"I hated it," Rivers said. "I hated it. There's that shadow that you've been born with. I don't think people understand until they get there. People think I had it easy growing up because of my dad. Actually, I have it harder than you because everything I do is (perceived as being) because of him. I don't blame my dad - I look up to my dad. I want to be like him, only better."