If you don’t praise Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant has no time for you. At least that is what it sounds like when he discusses his ESPN+ show Detail in an interview with the Washington Post. Bryant says the show is for serious fans that want to better understand basketball. As for people that did not like the show?
“It’s just not for them. They have simple minds. The show is not for simple-minded people, the people that do that sort of stuff. They’ve got to grow up. We’re looking at this show from a deeper level.”
Earlier this week, we told you that Bryant was interested in working with athletes from other sports to expand the Detail brand. ESPN+ has not yet committed to the idea.
“Simple-minded” seems to be a go to criticism for the Black Mamba. Later in the same interview he says “Ranking is for simple-minded people. I don’t do that. I don’t do the ranking,” when asked about the Jordan vs. LeBron debate.