Kobe Bryant doesn’t miss basketball?!? Now that’s a headline. The retired LA Laker explained in an interview with ABC News on Monday why he doesn’t miss basketball.
“No, I don’t. It’s crazy, I started playing when I was two. After playing for 20 years in the league, what I have now is — everything I’ve learned from the game, I carry with me to this day. The game has never truly left me. Physically, yes. But emotionally, and the things that I write, all stem from the game. So it’s still a part of me.” Kobe said when asked if he missed the sport. He continued to explain, “It’s very hard to let go of something that you’ve done for half your life. It’s kind of become who you are. But it’s a difference between doing what you do versus understanding that that is not who you are. Hopefully, other athletes can see that and understand that.”
Hopefully other athletes can learn from Kobe’s wise words and appreciate the time and memories from playing sports but be able to take principles that they’ve learned throughout their life. Either way, thanks for the memories Kobe. We appreciate you. He’s got some exciting things in the works! Check out the full interview below.