Kobe Bryant

Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant with animation

https://youtu.be/N8P3hhdq4Dk

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Dear Basketball takes the letter that Kobe Bryant penned on the eve of his retirement announcement and mixes it with the magic of a custom John Williams score and legendary animator Glen Keane. The letter by itself is amazing, but when narrated by Kobe himself, then mix in the music from the man who brings Star Wars to life and add the p ...[Read More]

When we first met I was just a kid

When we first met I was just a kid

Many people read the poem that Kobe Bryant posted to The Players’s Tribute announcing his retirement.  But those people who were lucky enough to be at the Staples Center that night received a more personal message. When we first met I was just a kid. Some of you took me in. Some of you didn’t. But all of you helped me become the player and man in front of you today. You gave me confidence to ...[Read More]

Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball

“This season is all I have left to give.” @kobebryant pens a letter to basketball: https://t.co/hu5CUoXHhJpic.twitter.com/1ogKdH7buP — The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant took to The Players’ Tribune on November 29th to announce that this was his last season.  In a beautifully penned poem to the game that he loves.  It is open and honest, an ...[Read More]

Kobe Bryant speaking on Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant speaking on Michael Jordan

As Kobe Bryant gets set to pass Michael Jordan on the NBA’s All Time Scoring list, he was asked this week his reflections on playing against Jordan. “Aggression.  It’s not one game or one play, in particular; it’s just his aggressiveness.  It takes a lot of work, a lot of conditioning, skill and thought to be that aggressive and that assertive.  He was relentless, man.  He ...[Read More]