As the sports world mourned the death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday, former coaches, teammates and rivals remembered Bryant for his unyielding competitiveness and relentless spirit.
In a December 2017 sit-down interview with former Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Shams Charania on the eve of his Lakers jersey retirement ceremony, Kobe discussed what gave him his inner fire, assessed his own legacy and talked about his “Dear Basketball” animated short, which would go on to win him an Oscar.
Kobe on his motivation to alway win:
Kobe on his influence on younger players:
Kobe on his biggest regrets as a Laker:
Kobe on how he wanted to spend retirement:
Kobe on the making of “Dear Basketball:”
More coverage on Kobe’s death from Yahoo Sports: