Today we talk about Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bean Bryant was a basketball player. He played mainly in the role of shooting guard and is considered among the best players in NBA history. Son of Joe Bryant and grandson by the mother of Chubby Cox, both former basketball players. Bryant grew up playing basketball. He was 15 where he learned theEuropean fundamentals and played his entire professional career in the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 5 titles, he was also the first NBA player to serve in the same team for 20 seasons. With the US national team, he participated in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship and at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 and London in 2012 winning the gold medal in all three events.
On March 4, 2018 he won the Academy Award together with director and animator Glen Keane, in the category of the best animated short film for Dear Basketball, which he wrote inspired by his farewell letter to basketball.
He is among the best known sportsmen in the world, and his career is considered one of the best in the history of professional sport.
On April 4, 2020 he was included among the members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He died on 26th January 2020 in a plane crash with his 12 years old daughter.
Just for today we’d like to imagine he is still alive and that we are watching him during the Chicago Bulls Lakers match. After that, we meet this fantastic basketball player.
Interviewer: Good evening, how do you feel to be one of the greatest basketball champions and to play in a team as strong as the Lakers?
Kobe Bryant: It sure feels good. For me basketball is not being strong and having a lot of fame but a team game where the important thing is not to win but to have fun.
Interviewer: All clear Kobe I would like to ask you another question, how do you think today’s game against Chicago Bulls will go?
Kobe Bryant: We will certainly try our best but we are not sure to win because the Chicago Bulls is a very strong and difficult team to beat.
Interviewer: Ok Kobe we are sure that this fight will give us a lot of show, see you friend.
Kobe Bryant: See you friend!