There have been doubts about whether Kobe Bryant could cope with a life outside the court once he entered his [basketball] hiatus. One of the most competitive players to ever lace 'em up, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar's life revolved around the game ever since he learned how to walk.
That was before the legendary gym rat started appearing on TV, and confirmed that he was living his post-NBA break to the fullest.
He was recently a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he spoke about his animated short Dear Basketball and how his daughters abhor his advice when it comes to shooting hoops. Really, girls?
Through it all, the Black Mamba seemed to be a natural in front of the camera. But Kobe was at his very best when he opened with a slam poetry number on the '90s sitcom Family Matters.
While most of us aren't familiar with the subject matter of the performance, it was entertaining to witness a playful side of him we haven't really seen before.
As if that wasn't enough, here's the same person who terrorized the league's top defenders for two decades, belting a few lines from Disney's Moana and Beauty and the Beast:
Publicity stunt or public service?
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