Kobe Bryant Hoped He'd Be Remembered as a Storyteller by Younger Generations...
Kobe Bryant has one wish in life, and that is for the younger generation to remember him as the guy who told stories, above everything else.
Kobe Bryant might have had one of the most successful careers in the NBA, with a record of being the third all-time highest scorer, but he revealed to "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host, Dana Jacobson, that his most significant desire in life has nothing to do with shooting hoops.
Jacobson asked the retired NBA star what he would love people to remember him for in the next fifty years, and he said,
"As a person that was able to create stories that inspired their children and families to bond together. And for their children to dream, then have the initiative to wake up every morning and do all they can to help that dream become a reality."
Bryant said that would be "really cool," and informed the TV host that his 2-year-old daughter, Bianka, already sees him in that light, because to her,
"… Dad is just a person that puts out stories."
Storytelling is the "Wizenard Series: Training Camp" author's second greatest passion. He realized in high school that he had a love for writing from listening to his art teacher, and during Bryant's career in the NBA that saw him play 20 seasons, he practiced his writing while traveling for games.
In his last year as a pro basketball player, the "Legacy and the Queen" author told Jacobson that a lot of people told him storytelling was not "Real" when he revealed he was considering it as a career path.
Their opinions didn't deter him, and soon after he hung up his jersey, Bryant started the production company, Granity Studios.
The author's first production, "Dear Basketball," an animated short film, went on to win an Oscar, and he has published three books since the third being, "Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof."
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I created @Granity Studios as a way of teaching valuable life lessons to the next generation. Our stories represent a competitive mindset about being the best at what you do. The principles built within #EPOCA: The Tree of Ecrof inspire, motivate, and encourage those who are looking to harness their inner magic - or #grana. EPOCA is available Nov. 12 wherever you buy or listen to books. Click the link in my bio to pre-order. #GranityStudios
In an Instagram post, he wrote amid other things that with the latter, he hopes the readers are motivated, inspired, and encouraged to help others and harness their inner magic.
Bryant and his wife Vanessa are parents to Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. When he is not writing, or producing movies and TV series, he hosts "Detail" on ESPN+, and coaches Gianna and her friends in basketball.
The author hopes his children grow up doing what they love like him, and he plans to support them all the way.