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  Kobe Bryant is a man of many talents and a multitude of interests outside the world of basketball. As the Los Angeles Lakers superstar navigates his way through a grueling rehabilitation following surgery on his Achilles (oh, the scar — yowsers), Kobe has been keeping himself extremely busy, not only touring Southeast Asia (and […]The post Kobe Bryant tinkles the ivories, plays ‘Moonlight Sonata’ in new ad (vid) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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via @LakersReporter If you didn’t already know; Kobe Bryant can play the piano. Last season, when the team got into Miami at 2am, Bryant sat down at the piano and played “Midnight Sonata” for his teammates – maybe he was practicing for this new Lenovo commercial, or maybe he was just calming himself down before he fired “The Kobe Face” in Dwight Howard’s direction...

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Kobe plays 'Moonlight Sonata' on piano in ad

Recently, the fine folks over at Lenovo enlisted the help of one Kobe Bryant to help them in a brand new commercial for the company. The short ad features Kobe playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on a piano: As noted before, Kobe is a big fan of that specific musical piece: *** Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images

Kobe, Lakers have earned right to have down year

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Tuesday, the 40th season of LA’s “Drew League” came to a close in Watts with Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant courtside for the championship game. Hank’s Blazers featuring Clippers center Ryan Hollins defeated Kings of LA led by Portland Trailblazers forward Dorell Wright and Raptors forward Amir Johnson, 104-99. Check out the Grantland video highlights: Kobe also had Vanessa with him.

Pau Gasol wishes Kobe Bryant a “Happy Birthday” on Twitter

Just when you thought that the BFF relationship between Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant couldn’t reach any other level, Pau decides to send out this awesome b-day message to Kobe: Today is the birthday of one of the greatest ever, my friend & teammate @kobebryant ! Happy birthday brother! #vino pic.twitter.com/JdOw3VT3b5 — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2013...

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Yesterday, the news broke that the Lakers were rumored to be lining up a purple and black uniform to wear at times next season. Today, the Lakers’ official Instagram account confirmed the rumors and even gave us a little sneak peak of the “Hollywood Nights” uniform. Along with the caption “The rumors are true, #HollywoodNights unis coming for select games this season”,...
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LeBron James runs on anti-gravity treadmill

Earlier in the week on TNLP, we featured a video of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant running on an anti-gravity treadmill in an Instagram clip. Now, LeBron James decided that since it worked for Kobe, it might as well work for him: *** LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images
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