Kobe Bryant was all decked in gold at the 2016 Kids’ Sports Awards on July 14, and we’re not talking about his jewelry! Kobe was blasted with gold slime during his inspiring speech. Watch the funny video here!
Kobe, 37, is probably still trying to clean the slime out of his ears and clothes! Black Mamba took the stage at the Nickelodeon event to accept the Legend Award for his outstanding basketball career. And as soon as he finished his speech and the crowd began to roar, hoses that were on the stage floor blew out enormous amounts of gold slime, dousing him from head to toe. Kobe was definitely not the only one slimed, but he was the only one drenched in gold slime! The recently retired Laker attempted to shake off the wet goop, but it didn’t do much help. But Kobe’s a good sport! As he stood their covered in slime, he laughed it off and even tried to flick a little on the audience.
But before #24 was slimed, he gave a very inspiring message to kids who had hopes of achieving big dreams. “When you have a dream, the one thing you have to watch out for, are those out there that’ll try to crush your dreams,” he said. “You cannot allow that to happen. that is your biggest challenge. So I challenge you to have your dream, go after it with all you have and be legendary in your own right.” Wow, that was so powerful!
Kobe definitely knows a thing or two about being legendary. In addition being voted a legend, Balck Mamba was also awarded with the Icon Award at the 2016 ESPYs, and the titles are definitely fitting. Before Kobe retired in April 2016, he had made more than 30,000 career points, and was an 18-time All Star. Kobe was also been regarded as “one of the greatest players in the history of our game” by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Now, that’s impressive! So, we guess a little slime is the price you pay for being one of the greatest of all time!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Kobe’s acceptance speech?