6 stories that prove there will never be another Kobe Bryant
#2 Investor Chris Sacca's story about Bryant
Even after Kobe quit basketball, his hard work did not end. He won the academy award at The Oscars earlier this year for his animated short film, 'Dear Basketball'. In an interview, Kobe also talked about how he calls entrepreneurs and asks questions about stuff he doesn't know.
Chris Sacca, who is a billionaire investor, shared this story about Kobe Bryant with Bill Simmons' followers on his podcast. Sacca once had a meeting with Kobe because the latter wanted to discuss some business ventures. He added that he was very skeptical about Kobe, because he had interacted with professional athletes, who viewed business like tourism.
Sacca on Kobe : 'So I said, "Look, if you're serious about this, then prove it to me. I'm going to send you a bunch of stuff that you should read, a bunch of TED Talks and other videos you should watch, and if you do your homework then I'll talk to you about investing." It was funny because I didn't think he was going to do it. I thought it was kind of a nice way to let him off easy.'
'For the next few months my phone never stops buzzing in the middle of the night. It's Kobe, reading this article, checking out this tweet, following this guy, diving into this Ted Talk, diving into the Y Combinator Demo Day stuff. And I'm getting these texts, literally two or three in the morning, and my wife is like, "Are you having an affair with Kobe Bryant? What is happening here?"'
'It was just at all hours, and the guy was serious! He was bringing the same obsessive work ethic to learning about startups that he does to training, to rehab, to his thousand makes a day, to everything. I was fascinated by it. So I ended up becoming really enthralled by him because this is a very unique personality type that I only kind of see in some of our very best entrepreneurs.'
Source: BusinessInsiderPublished 13 Oct 2018, 14:20 IST