Kobe Discusses MJ’s Influence

by June 29, 2009

No, not that MJ…the other MJ: “Bryant said he and [Michael] Jackson had numerous conversations both by phone and in person, each speaking about the work ethic and dedication necessary to be on top of their respective crafts. ‘He was extremely inspirational for me on a personal level because he helped me to understand it was OK to be different,’ Bryant said. ‘When I say different, I mean different in the sense of being obsessed with your craft, paying attention to the details, and working your tail off day in and day out and being consumed with what you do. He made me feel it was OK to be that way and helped mentor me in that department.'”