Lakers’ Kobe Bryant inspired by Beethoven

As he begins his quest completing a lengthy rehab and navigating endless challenges on how he will return from his third major injury in consecutive years, Kobe Bryant has taken inspiration from one key source.

Of course, Bryant studies basketball as he always does, trying to find different ways to remain effective to offset the diminishing returns stemmed from Father Time and injuries. Bryant surely feeds off the endless external doubt. But Bryant also shared, as a preview for his MUSE set to air on Showtime on Feb. 28, that he seeks inspiration from classical musician Beethoven.

“Beethoven was not supposed to compose the Ninth Symphony by being legally deaf,” Bryant said. “Not being able to hear and being able to compose the Ninth Symphony than playing basketball on 1 1/2 legs.”

Or a debilitating shoulder, for that matter, leaving Bryant with another reason he feels determined he can navigate that challenge.


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