Kobe Bryant Calls Michael Phelps One Of The Greatest Athltetes He’s Ever Seen [VIDEO]
Before the final buzzer rang and Team USA took gold over Spain in the men’s basketball Olympic final, Ryan Seacrest got a chance to sit down and talk one-on-one with Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, one of America’s star players. In this video posted by NBC, Kobe tells Ryan about his Olympic experience, including what he loves about Team USA.
When Did You First Get Into The Games?
“My first experience in 2008. Because you get a chance to see the greatest athletes in the world perform in the most pressurized situation. And I’m just infinitely curious to know how other athletes train, how they prepare, how they deal with those moments.”
What Was It Like To Watch Michael Phelps Compete?
“I was just pleased to be there. Because you know, it’s kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see somebody who has, I don’t know, I think he finished with 22 medals? That’s ridiculous. And so, to have the opportunity to be able to be there and to witness that and see his last time in the pool, it’s kind of like you’re paying your respects to one of the greatest athletes that we’ve ever seen.”
Why Is Playing In The Olympics So Special For You?
“Because you’re representing your country and you’re one big family. We’re all one family, we’re all representing each other, we’re all representing this country, and I think because of that it gives so much more significance.”