"I was happy for him. This is something that he wants to do man, he's happy with his decision," Bryant said.
Durant has been widely criticized for joining a 73-win core. The argument goes that Durant stacked the deck and violated the spirit of competition by teaming up with his opponents.
To Bryant, the Warriors present a new challenge to the league.
"As a competitor, I would have thought less about myself if I looked at that move and said, 'That's unfair.' If you're a real competitor, you say, 'OK, lace 'em up, let's go. I don't care how many players you have over there, we'll still take you down.'"
Just imagine what a triumph it'd be to topple a team with four All-NBA players in their prime.