Kobe BryantLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 10:24AM EDT
Should Jimmy Kimmel have brought up Kobe Bryant's rape charge during their interview?
Source: The Daily Beast
The retired Los Angeles Laker has been a frequent guest on Kimmel's show. Bryant was recently in the news after he was disinvited from an animated film festival jury because of protest over his 2003 rape charge. "Is it asking too much of Jimmy Kimmel, a comedian, to grill Kobe Bryant on his rape allegation?" asks Marlow Stern. "Perhaps. But in this day and age, when late-night hosts are some of the only ones who have access to these accused A-list men, and who seek to play the role of moral arbiter night after night vis-à-vis Trump and other so-called scumbags, it’s their duty to put up or shut up. Jimmy, you seem like a decent guy. Do better."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Watch Kobe Bryant break down The Office's warehouse basketball episode
In response to the video the Los Angeles Lakers legend made for The Ringer, John Krasinski tweeted: "Thank you for this @kobebryant Are you available for the rematch?"
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel accepts Ted Cruz's basketball challenge
Kimmel has agreed to a one-on-one basketball game with the Republican U.S. senator from Texas, who previously appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he was running for president in 2016. “You want to play basketball against a talk show host?” Kimmel said. “You already lost an election to a reality show host ― isn’t that enough?”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
Kobe Bryant’s Oscar nomination clouded by his past sexual assault allegation
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Los Angeles Lakers legend was nominated for his short film Dear Basketball, based on his retirement letter from the NBA. But Bryant’s nomination is proving controversial since he was arrested on charges of sexual assault in 2003.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Kobe Bryant is getting a basketball show on ESPN
Source: Yahoo! Sports
Each episode of the show Detail will feature the Los Angeles Lakers legend giving his thoughts on an NBA game broadcast the night before. ALSO: ESPN’s new morning Show Get Up with Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose debuts April 2.