Kobe Bryant's Come Up with Darius Miles and QRich | Knuckleheads S2: Ep 1 | The Players' Tribune

  • Published: 19 September 2019
  • Season 2 is finally here! Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles returns in a huge way, with Kobe Bryant, aka “the Mamba,” joining the fellas. The three get right down to business, with Kobe talking about being the first guard to jump to the NBA straight out of high school, as well as about draft night -- specifically how the Hornets pissed him off before trading him to the Lakers. He then describes what it was like to be a teenager in a “grown man’s” league and how, in the long run, that was crucial to his success. The guys then ask him about his first All-Star Game, when he went up against MJ, and when Western Conference coach George Karl benched him for the entire fourth quarter. Kobe would go on to use Karl’s snub for years as a motivator whenever L.A. faced the Nuggets in the playoffs. “The Black Bruce Wayne” also explains how he developed his arsenal of basketball weapons, and how he matured into “the baddest man on the planet.” Kobe then discusses why he switched from wearing number 8 to number 24 — and why it was so important to him. And remember the time Kobe had 61 at the Garden? Well, it didn’t just happen. He says there was a reason he needed to go off like that, and divulges how that performance was crucial to the Lakers’ success the rest of that season. He then talks about teaching his daughter the game, and how cool it has been for him to coach her team. Finally, Kobe touches on battling through injuries and gives advice to anyone going through physical rehab. You won’t hear a more unfiltered version of Kobe anywhere! Season 2. Live now!

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Comments • 2 389

  • Angel Hernandez
    Angel Hernandez  1 hours back

    Crazy how him and CP in the all star game barely ever lost together. Now imagine if that shit never got vetoed? Lakers would have won so many titles together with Kobe and CP.

    • R8er1980
      R8er1980  1 hours back

      My dude Kobe mentioned Spreewell people sleep on Latrell when he was in Minnesota with KG and Cassell and Szcerbiak that team was fun as hell to watch Timberwolves were my squad before I moved to LA from Minnesota and started watching Kobe

      • Backtohiphop
        Backtohiphop  6 hours back

        314 people, didn't want Kobe to come up..

        • Warrior for Christ ATL
          Warrior for Christ ATL  9 hours back

          He's the🐐 in my eyes. He earned that for me, I didn't like early teenage Kobe. I enjoy his skill and mindset. Wish I could hang out with him a couple of times😎👍🏿👍🏿 Nice job on the interview💪🏿💪🏿

          • Reginald Abbey
            Reginald Abbey  22 hours back

            am i the only one who thinks my man q-rich high as a kite lol

            • dale wilson
              dale wilson  1 days back

              Gilbert Arenas gave Kobe buckets too💯🔥

              • Cassius Green
                Cassius Green  1 days back

                32:39 The Moment Q-Rich realized how insanely crazy Kobe was about Basketball and how it made him become one of the best players to ever play. 😂

                • Vincent Brown
                  Vincent Brown  1 days back

                  Kobe drinkin the hen vsop. Real nigga

                  • KRSMAKKAH
                    KRSMAKKAH  2 days back

                    Dope interview very inspiring!

                    • Power Gear
                      Power Gear  2 days back

                      Great Basketball mind

                      • Sir Dope
                        Sir Dope  3 days back

                        CHARLOTTE ARE STUPID... THATS ALL I CAN SAID

                        • Keith Johnson
                          Keith Johnson  3 days back

                          Darius Miles was asking some good ass questions he got a career in medis

                          • Keith Johnson
                            Keith Johnson  3 days back

                            Kobe was Lame ass hell when he was a Younger 😂😂

                            • No Name
                              No Name  3 days back

                              Damn Kobe man come back to the league you still would give us a 40 point game 🏀🐍


                              • Miguel Villezcas
                                Miguel Villezcas  3 days back

                                D. Milles sounds like Schoolboy Q

                                • OccCeeno1
                                  OccCeeno1  4 days back

                                  I’m mad this only has 600k views. It shows how the disrespect of Kobe’s career from the media is affecting the generation. I’m only 25 & I watched this man play & I hated him. He was the best in the league for a good amount of years. If your the best in the league for an extended amount of time your 1 of the best in history. Kobe is top 10 of all time.

                                  • Jon Calhoun
                                    Jon Calhoun  4 days back

                                    How could you not ask about Ruckers basketball Tournament after winning all them rings....Kobe is the Ultimate Basketball GOD

                                    • David Williams
                                      David Williams  4 days back

                                      I love the Knuckle heads Kobe Bryant interview

                                      • Rashan Sankofa
                                        Rashan Sankofa  4 days back

                                        These brothers ask the best questions man wow. I'd ask Mamba the same awesome questions. Love Yall Man.

                                        • Austin Grant
                                          Austin Grant  4 days back

                                          Wish it was longer

                                          • Famous Folks Tv
                                            Famous Folks Tv  5 days back

                                            Talking about inspiration. Kobe just inspired the fuck out of me n im buying them books for my kids. Great interview

                                            • Blackwater
                                              Blackwater  5 days back

                                              Kobe and CP never loss an All-Star game 👀.

                                              • Spyro Bandicoot
                                                Spyro Bandicoot  5 days back

                                                Kobe really a basketball sociopath

                                                • Tony Tana
                                                  Tony Tana  5 days back

                                                  I don’t think there’s a more mental player than Kobe that ever played the game.

                                                  • Tony Tana
                                                    Tony Tana  1 days back

                                                    @Chris Pool And that's what made him one of the best players ever.

                                                  • Chris Pool
                                                    Chris Pool  1 days back

                                                    Tony Tana Agreed his mental toughness is insane

                                                • Claren Dennis
                                                  Claren Dennis  5 days back

                                                  On Today's Podcast: Kobe dropping knowledge via The Kobe System

                                                  • Dean Todd
                                                    Dean Todd  5 days back

                                                    Regular Kobe seems to be a super intellectual & genuinely chill dude... Like he can fit in anywhere.

                                                    • Ish melo
                                                      Ish melo  5 days back

                                                      QRich looking at Kobe like..Damn you also gave my ex the Black Mamba! (Brandy)

                                                      • C Gus
                                                        C Gus  5 days back

                                                        Great show Q and D....Im Chi all day...Im confused though...what's up w the upside down Sox cap?

                                                        • Kenzie and Amyrah Gorgeous

                                                          Qrich smart trust me you just don’t go to Whitney Young High School .. he just from the 💯s ..

                                                          • Kevin Marine
                                                            Kevin Marine  6 days back

                                                            Great content guys! Great questions from both D Miles and Q Rich... ✊🏾 #Salute

                                                            • DEMARBIEUX ME
                                                              DEMARBIEUX ME  6 days back

                                                              The fact that Kobe try's so hard to be mj it makes you not like him like just be you dog

                                                              • SHAMON DAE
                                                                SHAMON DAE  6 days back

                                                                The level of competition that Kobe brought to the game and the way he breaks down why he went at each team, player, and coach the way he did is legendary

                                                                • Abu Nation
                                                                  Abu Nation  6 days back

                                                                  *GOATBE BRYGOAT*

                                                                  • aaa2782
                                                                    aaa2782  6 days back

                                                                    I actually like listening to Q rich perspective as a 2 guard

                                                                    • IG chepe.oficial01
                                                                      IG chepe.oficial01  7 days back


                                                                      • Its all love
                                                                        Its all love  7 days back

                                                                        The best kobe interview i ever saw. The respect is just awesome from them cause they played the game theyre not just media people

                                                                        • Caliph Gamble
                                                                          Caliph Gamble  7 days back

                                                                          Classic episode Salute

                                                                          • Ortho Tech
                                                                            Ortho Tech  1 weeks back

                                                                            I hope D Miles and Q Rich keep on doing this. I'm proud of them both. Don't go on no bullshit like ESPN and Fox Sports Network. Stay independent. I like this show.

                                                                            • Andre Duncan
                                                                              Andre Duncan  1 weeks back

                                                                              QRich looking at Kobe like cuz youza str8 square, lame MF lmao!! Like Kobe we know you smart loosen up....

                                                                              • Andre Duncan
                                                                                Andre Duncan  1 weeks back

                                                                                Kobe is not entertaing, everything that comes out his mouth has that generic "I must be great" speak doesn't talk about knowing Qrich or Dmiles when they were young.... Boooring.

                                                                                • thebrian8
                                                                                  thebrian8  1 weeks back

                                                                                  You can tell George Karl regretted for benching Kobe in the 4th cuz his son is named Coby

                                                                                  • Lamarr .Spence
                                                                                    Lamarr .Spence  1 weeks back

                                                                                    D Miles never developed a jump shot only dunks 🤦🏽‍♂️

                                                                                    • Bam Jackson
                                                                                      Bam Jackson  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I cant even front. I hated Kobe with a passion. I rooted against him every time I could. This retired Kobe tho. Its hard not to like dude. Coming from me thats saying alot.

                                                                                      • God Emperor Trump
                                                                                        God Emperor Trump  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Zion Williamson v.s. Michael Jordan.

                                                                                        • George Parker
                                                                                          George Parker  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Kobe Bryant is a true basketball genius. If I had to listen to anybody talk about the game it would be him.

                                                                                          • George Parker
                                                                                            George Parker  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Bruh I love how petty Kobe is "I would never let the Nuggets win a playoff series because George Karl wouldn't play me in the 4th Quarter of the 1998 all star game" lmao

                                                                                            • taylor mccoy
                                                                                              taylor mccoy  1 weeks back

                                                                                              2006/2007 kobe was the most underrated #24 season

                                                                                              • Matthew Gresham
                                                                                                Matthew Gresham  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Great podcast