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Rick Bentley reflects on the impact Kobe Bryant leaves in the entertainment industry

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REMEMBER KOBE BRYANT'S LEGACY AND MARK HE LEAVES IN HOLLYWOOD IS RICK BENTLEY OUR ENTERTAINMENT expert KOBE BRYANT JUST WAS MAKING MARK IN HOLLYWOOD THE SECOND THOUGHT AFTER THOSE IN HOLLYWOOD GOT PAST THE INITIAL SHOCK AND GRIEF AT THE DEATH OF KOBE BRYANT WAS HOW SOON COULD A MOVIE BE MADE ABOUT HIS LIFE

IT IS A STORY THAT IS FULL OF UPS AND DOWNS THERE WILL BE A RACE TO SEE WHO IS FIRST WITH THAT BIT OF CYNICISM ASIDE, ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS LOOK AT POSTS ON LINE OR WATCH THE GRAMMYS TO SEE HOW THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD WAS REACTING TO THE TRAGEDY THE MUSIC AWARDS OPENED WITH AN EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO KOBE BYRANT BY LIZZO WHO DECLARED THE NIGHT WAS FOR KOBE BEFORE OPENING THE SHOW PERFORMING A MEDLEY OF HER HITS HOST ALICIA KEYS POINTED OUT THE SHOW WAS BEING HELD AT THE STAPLES CENTER WHERE BRYANT MADE SO MUCH HISTORY

SHE AND BOYZ II MEN PERFORMED "IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY" THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY EMBRACED BRYANT BECAUSE HE PLAYED FOR THEIR TEAM AND HE BECAME AS BIG A STAR AS ANY HOLLYWOOD ICON HIS CLOSEST TIE TO THE HOLLYWOOD WORK WORLD CAME IN 2018 WHEN HE WON THE OSCAR FOR "DEAR BASKETBALL" IN THE ANIMATED SHORT CATEGORY THE FILM WAS BASED ON A POEM HE WROTE IN 2015 ANNOUNCING HIS IMPENDING RETIREMENT FROM BASKETBALL

I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH BRYANT THROUGH BEING PART OF THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION IN JULY 2014 FOR HIS SHOWTIME PROJECT "KOBE BRYANT'S MUSE" THE DOCUMENTARY LOOKED AT HIS DRIVE, WHAT FUELED IT, HOW IT AFFECTED HIS LIFE AND WHAT INSPIRED HIM HE WAS HEADING FOR A COMEBACK SEASON WITH THE LAKERS AFTER AN INJURY THE FILM NOT ONLY LOOKED AT HIS LIFE BUT BRYANT SERVED AS A PRODUCER ON THE PROJECT HE WAS VERY HUMBLE WHEN TALKING ABOUT WHAT IT MEANT TO HAVE THE TITLE OF PRODUCER

BRYANT SAID, "ME AS PRODUCER IS ONLY IN TITLE ALONE HONESTLY, I'M NOT EVEN QUITE SURE WHAT PRODUCER EVEN MEANS, WHAT THEY DO, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU KIND OF THE OVERALL VISION OF THE STORY IS TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE JOURNEY OF THE INJURY, THE INNER STRUGGLE, THE INSPIRATION THAT COMES FROM THAT HOW DO YOU BATTLE THROUGH THAT AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT ABOUT IT

" BRYANT WAS MOTIVATED TO

Source: Youtube

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