Mario Lopez should feel special — as the actor/host and “Extra” were able to gain a sit down with the former Lakers great — who’s making some serious moves off the court, after playing 20-years in the NBA.
Lopez and Bryant chatted during the Variety and Sports Illustrated Sports Entertainment Summit, where they discussed life after the NBA, his many post basketball ventures and a new baby girl on the way.
Here are a few of the key quotes and comments from Bean:
“Yeah, I stay away from the court, but I do quite a bit of running — treadmill-running, sprint… running on a treadmill, interval training is great.”
Asked about a possible fourth child:
“Nah. Who knows?”
On his work in film and TV:
“The obsession for me, for this, is the same as it was for basketball for years and years before, [the] same amount of dedication same level of commitment.”
On his new production company ‘Kobe Studios.”
“I think storytelling is a lot of fun for me to do. I grew up really digesting a great deal of content that helped me get to where I am today. Once I stepped away from the game and had an opportunity to work with Glen Keane, one of the greatest animators of all time, and John Williams, one of the greatest composers of all time, and putting together an animated short about my open letter to basketball about my retirement — that’s ridiculously fun for me.”