Those wanting to meet Kobe Bryant no longer have to make expensive purchases to Lakers games or his basketball camp. Nor will they have to wait outside the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo or at Staples Center.
Instead, Laker fans can purchase tickets for as low as $3 here for a chance to meet with Bryant personally on Aug. 15 for his sit-down interview titled “Kobe Up Close” with Jimmy Kimmel at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
“I’ll give you guys the opportunity to have front-row seating, hanging backstage and play a game of Pop a Shot or a video game. I haven’t decided. I don’t want to give you ample time to prepare,” Bryant said in the video above. “You know how I am.”
The proceeds will go toward Bryant’s self-named foundation, which helps eradicate homelessness.
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