You have to read it to believe it. And even after reading it, I’m not quite sure I believe all of it, but according to Kobe Bryant, his mentality mentor wasn’t his father, Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, or even Michael Jordan. Instead, it was The King Of Pop.

It sounds weird, I guess, but it’s true: I was really mentored by the preparation of Michael Jackson.

Take a read of Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski’s fantastic interview with the NBA’s best player. Kobe still doesn’t seem too open or even all that casual, but the interview is well done.

I wonder who MJ’s all-time favorite player was; Kobe or Magic?

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