The ex-Fresno State star idolizes Kobe Bryant and has said that “Mamba mentaility” is his mindset, a reference to the five-time NBA champion.
How about another five-time champ by the name of Magic Johnson? Carr seemed giddy when he earned a mention from the now-Lakers president of basketball operations.
ESPN recently profiled the Carrs on an episode of E:60, with the program showing how involved a 10-year-old Derek was with his older (by 12 years) brother, including when the 2002 NFL Draft neared.
That got Johnson’s attention.
“Great story on E:60 about David and Derek Carr. @DCarr8 paved the way for his younger brother @derekcarrqb to be a superstar,” Johnson tweeted.
Johnson went on to tweet about how much he admires the brothers’ closeness.
That sparked an exchange among the Carrs.
“Bro @DCarr8 … Magic knows our names!? … Been @Lakers fans since birth!” Derek Carr tweeted.
David Carr replied with a hashtag.