Kobe Bryant Talks About His Relationship With Shaq, His Retirement, & His 2003 Rape Charges In A Great New Interview
Kobe Bryant is really enjoying a ton of time in the spotlight right now. Although he’s currently playing alongside guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul on the 2012 Olympic basketball team, it seems all anyone wants to talk about is Kobe right now. Does he think the 2012 Olympic team could beat the 1992 Dream Team? What does he think about Michael Jordan‘s response to his answer? Could he beat Kyrie Irving in a game of 1-on-1? And, what does he think about his rocky relationship with Shaquille O’Neal?
The first three questions we just mentioned were all answered by Kobe last week. But, the last one gets answered in a pretty interesting new interview that was just released by Yahoo! Sports and journalist Graham Bensinger. In the interview, Kobe talks about a number of different things. He discusses getting older as a player and not being able to dunk like he used to. He confirms a story involving him dropping more than 60 points as an 8-year-old. And, he also tries to explain what it was like for him to go through what he went through in 2003 when a Colorado woman accused him of raping her. Bensinger also gets him to elaborate on how the rape charges have affected him as a person. You can watch the entire interview here:
I am, admittedly, not a very big Kobe fan. I loved MJ back in the day, so, by default, I’m forced to dislike Kobe. But, at this stage of his career, it’s incredibly interesting to hear his take on things. It makes me feel kind of old, but Kobe is something of an elder in the NBA today and he’s seen and heard just about everything there is to see and hear. So, I’m glad to see him opening up and sharing his thoughts with the world. I think you’ll enjoy it, too.