FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 21st, 2021
“MY FAVORITE KOBE STORY” – THE NEWEST NBC SPORTS’ “SPORTS UNCOVERED” PODCAST, HOSTED BY MICHELE TAFOYA – DEBUTS TODAY
Kobe Bryant’s Close Friends Share Memorable Stories of his Life & Career Leading Up to One-Year Anniversary of Tragic Death
Speakers Include Sue Bird, Sabrina Ionescu, Usain Bolt, and More
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 21, 2021 – Leading up to the one-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, Michele Tafoya hosts a new episode of the Sports Uncovered podcast series, “My Favorite Kobe Story,” which looks back at the Basketball Hall of Famer’s life and career.
“I think he was starting a movement,” Seattle Storm player Sue Bird said of Bryant’s support for the WNBA and women’s athletics in the episode. “And that movement was what he saw in his daughter.”
“I knew I always had to be at my absolute best against Kobe, mentally,” said Shane Battier, who played 14 years in the NBA. “It was like stealing yourself for like, a cage fight. And I knew if I didn’t have that every single time, I was going to be embarrassed. And there’s no other player I can say that about. Not one.”
Speakers on “Sports Uncovered: My Favorite Kobe Story” include Bird, Battier, former Lakers coach Mike Brown, eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, Bryant’s high school coach Gregg Downer, WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu, Michael Jordan’s son Marcus Jordan, two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, NBA champion Brian Scalabrine, who was nicknamed the ‘White Mamba,’ and more.
Click here to listen. Podcast episodes are available for download now on all major podcast platforms, including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.
Previous episodes of Sports Uncovered, including season two episodes featuring Jon Gruden and Gayle Sierens, can be found here.