Kobe Bryant was on Jimmy Kimmel show promoting his new book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.
Kimmel started with telling Bryant that from reading the book, Kobe is Definitely a Lunatic, which Kobe laughs at it and agrees by saying that he is self-aware of it.
Jimmy continues asking Kobe if he still reaching out to other people that he admires and ask them questions, which Kobe agrees and said “All the time, all the time”
Kimmel asked him if there is anyone we’ll be surprised that you’re talking om Kobe replied that he was last time talking with Debbie Allen, this is when Jimmy asked him if he is learning to dance then Kobe said that actually, I wrote it in the book, so Jimmy remembered and said ”oh, it’s interesting”.
Kimmel paraphrased and told Kobe that in the book he wrote that he learned how to tap dance in order to learn how to protect his ankles, then asked Kobe why you didn’t let us know, Kobe replied in a funny way “I kept it a secret for obvious reasons”.
More About Kobe’s childhood
is generally known for his work ethic, all the players he played with say it about him, he showed up early and stayed late, in different interviews he said that it is because he loves what he does, he doesn’t push or force himself to do the necessary, no off days, even if things are not going well. at an early age, Kobe’s father took them to Italy, Europ, it was hard for the young Kobe to adjust as soccer is what’s popular in Europe, so after the other kids finished playing soccer he used to stay late and play basketball for 3 to 5 hours, alone. so after moving back with his family to Philadelphia, Kobe’s hard work alone paid off, he became the best basketball player in high school over united states, the rest is history.