March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) looks on during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Watch Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant in 'Kobe Up Close' (Full Video)

Over the past few days, we’ve heard a lot of interesting news pieces leak from the ‘Kobe Up Close’ special which was filmed in Los Angeles earlier this week.

The hour long interview, filmed at the Nokia Theater was hosted by pal and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Among the many topics covered in the show are Kobe’s current rehab from his devastating injury, the loss of Dwight Howard, the drama that surrounded the Lakers in the early 2000′s, his thoughts about Shaquille O’Neal and what university Bryant would have picked had he attended college.

There’s a multitude of other tantalizing topics covered in the interview and it’s well worth a watch, even if you’re not a Kobe Bryant fan.

Not often do we get to see the personal side of Bryant, who’s one of the more elusive and reserved players in the NBA. It’s certainly a unique look into the life and thoughts of the NBA superstar and one that I certainly found interesting.

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