Kobe Bryant Wanted To Be Known As A Storyteller: ‘To Create Stories That Inspired Their Children And Families To Bond Together‘
Kobe Bryant told CBS THis Morning: Saturday co-host Dana Jacobson in November (2019) that he hoped he’ll be looked at as “a storyteller” by younger generations. The father of four helped create books, podcasts, TV shows and films with his production company Granity Studios, which he launched in 2016 after 20 seasons in the NBA.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
- On how he wants the world to look at him: “As a person that was able to create stories that inspired their children and families to bond together. And for the children to dream. Then have the initiative to wake up every morning and do all they can to help that dream become a reality, you know, that would be really, really cool.”
- On starting a production company: “You know, as a kid, the main focus was just playing the game. My last year, people asked me what I was going to do. And I’d say I’d go into storytelling. They were like, ‘All right, whoa. Like, what are you, man, that’s not real.'”
- On his passion for storytelling: “I had a great speaking arts teacher … who taught how to structure story, how to write story,” he said. “The world revolves around storytelling … and so it … serves an important role in our society at large. I get excited to try to, you know, play my small part in it.”
(Photo by CBS News.)