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Kobe Bryant Talks to MTV About Michael Jackson’s Influence on Him

June 29, 2009 – Dr. Browntorious

There has been a lot of coverage of fans, actors, actresses, and music industry stars comments on the passing of Michael Jackson, and specifically how he touched their lives. Hell, even our own Doc Anklesnap passed along his condolences to the Jackson family. But something we haven’t heard too much of yet, is how the passing of ‘The King of Pop’ has affected professional athletes who either knew MJ or grew up listening to his music.

Enter Kobe Bryant, one of the biggest stars in professional sports. Check this out where Kobe Bryant talks with Sway from MTV about how his personal relationship with Michael Jackson (which included many personal phone conversations), and how it helped to influence his ability to handle the pressure that comes along with striving for perfection of your craft:

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