HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Kobe Bryant’s Bedtime Story for Gianna’ – Catch A Special Retrospective Tonight On HBO

 

HBO will air a special Kobe Bryant retrospective featuring two profiles of the late legend – from 2000 and 2016 – tonight at 10 on HBO. In a heartbreaking weekend, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna along with seven other people died in a helicopter crash. They were on their way to basketball practice when the crash occurred. It wasn’t long before people began posting what Bryant meant to them and the impact he had. Not only on basketball but for people’s lives. He was only 41 when he passed, and only a few years into his retirement.

In the 2016 interview with Kobe Bryant, he talks about parenting and how he would do whatever he could to help Gigi succeed in gymnastics. Famously, she requested a bedtime story. He obliged and made up on the spot, the story about Gigi, the great gymnast. He told her everything and described every detail. Where her parents were sitting in the stands, what color her leotard was and what the stadium smelled like. He went on to tell us how important he thought it was for a young kid. To hear something like this just before they drift to sleep. How the sub-conscience takes over, and they dream about it.

HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Kobe Bryant’s Bedtime Story for Gianna’ – Catch A Special Retrospective Tonight On HBO

Bryant goes to say that those visions are important for a child to have. Not only to envision success but have a true vision of what it would look like. When they wake up, he hopes they feel energized and inspired. It truly is a great way to inspire not only your own children but millions of people who listen to you.

The special retrospective will premiere tonight at 10 PM and you don’t want to miss these two interviews. One from 2000, and the other from 2016. Two completely different times in his life, yet oddly the same inspirational message of determination, hard work, and compassion. To Kobe Bryant, his daughter and those who lost their lives in the accident, rest in peace.

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