The tributes to Kobe Bryant continue to flood in, and Magic Johnson visited Jimmy Kimmel, where he spoke fondly about their friendship, telling the talk show host that they "idolized each other."

"We idolized each other," the Los Angeles Lakers legend told Kimmel.

"We both poured our heart and soul into performing every night in Los Angeles for the greatest fans on earth. ... Every night you came to Staples Center, you knew you were going to see something special, something great."

Although a recent Lakers game was canceled following Bryant's death, Kimmel shared why he did not cancel his appearance on the show.

"Kobe wouldn't want me to cancel," Johnson said. "Kobe would want us all to carry on."

He went on to add that Bryant was a "great husband, father, basketball player," before saying, "To see him become a great father and husband — he was enjoying life — and went away too early."