The latest issue of Sports Illustrated includes a fantastic Kobe Bryant profile by the great Chris Ballard, and there are some pretty fun anecdotes in there. This was our favorite, by far:
During filming [an upcoming Showtime documentary on Bryant], [director Gotham] Chopra interviewed a number of Bryant’s teammates, current and former, and he asked them to describe Bryant in three words. After each interview Kobe would text Chopra, eager to hear what people said. Most answered with some variation of “the ultimate competitor” or “killer instinct.” But when Chopra asked Steve Nash, he said something different. After thinking for a moment, Nash answered, slowly, in three beats: “Mother . . . f------ . . . a------.”
Kobe thought this was awesome.
There's plenty more Kobe goodness in there - make sure to pick up the full issue, or if that's too old-school for ya, the entire piece is online here.
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