VIDEO: Kobe Bryant scared of life after basketball


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is signed for two more years with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’ll be 38 when the deal is up, and presumably he’ll hang up his high-tops then. He says he is “scared” about his future after basketball.

Bryant is the subject of a documentary that airs on Showtime in November. “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” looks into his life last season when the Lakers went 27-55 as he recovered from the injuries. The absence forced Bryant to think more about his future after his playing days are over.

“I’m afraid too,” he said Friday at the summer TV critics’ meeting. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time.” (Sports Exchange)


So what else has Kobe been up this summer? Other than taking up a tremendous amount of the L.A. Lakers cap space and being a tremendous albatross for rebuilding the franchise with his albatross of a deal?  (he played in only six games last year, his torn achilles kept out for almost all of the season)

Well, Kobe Bryant has been kicking it in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

He took in the World Cup, and this in video he talks about the global FIFA soccer tournament, the game of soccer itself, the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers and more. Watch below and enjoy.

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports and Yahoo! He’s been a guest on news talk shows all across the world. Banks has been featured in numerous media outlets including, Forbes, Bleacher Report, Deadspin, ESPNNBC, CBS, the History Channel and more. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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