Kobe Bryant spoke, and he addressed some important and timely topics.
No, the Lakers star did not shed light on his health. Bryant did not convey his latest outlook regarding the Lakers’ offseason rebuilding plans. He offered no input on who the Lakers should hire as their next head coach.
Instead, Bryant appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday and offered some other topical questions. What would Bryant’s name be if he were a woman? Can he count to four speaking in an English accent? If Bryant could fly, would he go to the bathroom in private or in the sky?
Instead of offering his steely competitive persona, Bryant showcased his dry and sarcastic sense of humor. For once, Bryant addressed some topics that hardly have to do with the Lakers. And considering their current state, this provided well needed comic relief for his fans.
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