Kobe Bryant Interview with Jimmy Kimmel on AXS TV

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Join @axstv Ch 340 tonight at 11:30/10:30c as @NBA legend @kobebryant sits down with @jimmykimmel for a special interview #axsKOBE


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Kobe Bryant sitting with Jimmy Kimmel tonight at Nokia Theatre. He says his goal is going for No. 6. "I just want that jewelry."

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Kobe says he doesn't know if he will be back on opening night but is trying his best.

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Kobe when asked if he'll play less minutes next season: "That's the goal ... I could sit out until June, I just want that jewelry"

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Kobe is hoping Nick Young and Wes Johnson will cut down his minutes next season.

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Kobe Up Close: Really look forward to them (younger guys) carrying the weight.

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Kobe on tweeting "I thought it was pretty damn cool"

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Kobe doesn't look impressed by his statue in China. Maybe it's the shorts.

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Kobe said he grew up a Lakers fan watching Magic, Kareem, Byron and Worthy and the Showtime Lakers.

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KOBE says - I don't know if I'll be ready opening night but I know I'm way ahead of schedule...via @AXSTV

#Lakers

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Kobe said he said he will never accept the honor of being the greatest Laker from Magic because he learned so much from him.

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Kobe said when he sat with Magic at the Dodgers-Yankees game it was the first time they've ever sat down and talked that long.

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The "I Love You Kobe!!!!"'s won't stop echoing throughout Nokia Theatre

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Kobe recalled a 1-on-1 game he played with a trash-talking kid in 8th grade when he moved back to the US. Still remembers his name: Victor

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Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 1m

Jimmy Kimmel to Kobe: "You said you wouldve gone to Duke if you didn't go to NBA. Are they the ones who offered u the most $?"

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Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 1m

Kobe just said he actually wouldve gone to North Carolina, not Duke, if he didn't go to the NBA bc of the competition

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Dave McMenamin ‏@mcten 2m

Would Kobe had gone to Duke with Coach K? LaSalle like his dad? Nope. UNC, he says, so he could practice versus Vince Carter and improve

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Kobe on giving advice: "I'm not the patient type to try to give advice. Get your a** in gear. If you want to do something, do it."

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Asked if he would tell kids to go to college, he said, he would tell them to "follow their dreams"

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The first college Kobe ever received a letter from was from West Point but never really considered it. "I was just happy to get a letter."

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Kobe said Clippers told him he had best workout theyd ever had, but said they wouldn't draft him. Kimmel "that's why they're the Clippers"

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Sounds about right.


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Kobe said he was close to signing with the Clippers but in the end chose the Lakers for Dr. Jerry Buss. #TheCloser

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Kimmel on Kobe potentially leaving the Lakers for the Clippers: "Wouldn't that be like signing an endorsement deal with RC Cola?"

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Kobe addresses Shaq situation: Started looking at different teams as FA, including Clippers "but purple and gold special to me."

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Clippers told Kobe before draft they weren't going to select him because the city of LA wouldn't take them serious. #ClippsBeingTheClipps

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Samaki Walker was drafted ahead of Kobe. ... Pick after him was Steve Nash, Kobe said.

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Jim and Jeanie Buss sitting by each other and TALKING. So they do talk, kids. #Lakers #UpCloseWithKobe

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Kobe on Dr. Jerry Buss: "He knew exactly what his vision was. He was very patient, understanding. He allowed me room to grow as a person."

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Shaq and Kobe's first meeting was at Jerry's Deli in Beverly Hills and Kobe thought Shaq was cool because he had a big cell phone.

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Kobe on the first time meeting Shaq: "It was the coolest thing in the world that he had a cell phone."

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Kobe and Jimmy discussing his time with Shaq - Man you can listen to half of the (stuff) that Shaq says... #axsKobe

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Kobe on 3 titles with Shaq: No. 2 was his favorite. Still bother us to this day that we let that Game 1 drop

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On his favorite title with Shaq: "Number 2. We should have gone undefeated. It still bothers us to this day that we let that one game drop."

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Kobe on Jordan: "Its a big brother type of relationship."

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Kobe says he did not bring Michael Jordan a gift at his 50th birthday party! Haha

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Kobe says he learned most about the NBA was from Michael Jordan.

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Kobe on the toughest he's played against: "Allen Iverson, Melo, Durant. The guy will gave me the most trouble though was Tracy McGrady."

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MVP chants have echoed during the commercial breaks in Nokia

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Kobe named Iverson, Melo, Durant and McGrady as the toughest he's played against. LeBron wasn't mentioned.

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Kobe's toughest opponent: "Allen Iverson"

Player that gave him the most problems: "Tracy McGrady"

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Kobe on Dwight Howard: "Dwight is a great kid. We have different perspectives on what it takes to win and what it takes to be successful."

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Kobe on convincing Dwight: "It wasn't about me, it was about the organization and setting up the organization for when I retire."

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On trying to convince Dwight to stay: "It's about the organization and trying to set them up the best I can for when I retire."

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Kobe: "It never bothered me when other people said you only won because of Shaq. It bother me when Shaq said it."

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Kimmel is doing his best to goad Kobe into saying something controversial. Kobe isn't biting

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Kobe said he's sure he will be a Laker for life.

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Kobe: It never bothered me when other people said I only won because of Shaq, but it bothered me when HE said that

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Kimmel: "Will you miss @MettaWorldPeace." Kobe: "Tremendously."

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"Who's one player you want on the Lakers, right now?"

1 second later, Kobe says Derek Fisher.

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Kobe said he was taking a shower after losing the 2008 Finals to Bostonand Artest came into the shower and told him he wouldn't lose again.

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Kobe said funniest player he ever played with was Shaq and Gary Peyton. Said he would take DFish back of any other player.

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