The article detailed Kobe’s mentoring by The King of Pop AKA Michael Jackson and it was a rather interesting piece. Kobe even states within the article that Jackson was a mentor to him.
Here is a quick snipet from the article:
Bryant was the 18-year-old wonder for the Los Angeles Lakers, and no one knew what to make of a restlessness borne of a desperate desire for greatness.
“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.
If some of you remember Kobe spoke during Michael Jackson public funeral ceremony:
It’s a rather weird student/mentor pairing but considering the stuff we come across at this blog, stranger things have happened and besides the dude made Thriller…..Thriller.