Kobe Bryant Inspired by Other MJ

November 24, 2010 at 9:15 am by Terez in Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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Kobe Bryant looked up to MJ growing up..but not the MJ you would think..Kobe was inspired by the King of Pop..As an 18 year old rookie in Los Angeles, the gloved one took Kobe under his wing..“He noticed I was getting a lot of [expletive] for being different,” Bryant said. They would talk for hours and hours, visiting at Neverland Ranch, and Bryant has long been fortified by the lessons Jackson instilled about the burden of honoring true talent, about the ways to open your mind to be smarter, sharper and insatiable in the chase. “It sounds weird, I guess, but it’s true: I was really mentored by the preparation of Michael Jackson,” Bryant told Yahoo! Sports “That’s the mentality that I have – it’s not an athletic one. It’s not from [Michael] Jordan. It’s not from other athletes. “It’s from Michael Jackson.” I’m not completely buying the fact that  Michael Jackson was more influential in Kobe’s life than Michael Jordan..-TO

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