When your name is Kobe Bryant and you’re at the top of your game yet in the middle of a potential messy divorce, you will do anything to make it work. Back in 2011 Kobe was in a really dark place after his wife Vanessa filed for divorce, according to Uproxx.com.
Kobe wasn’t going to take the divorce laying down, he was willing to do any and everything in his power to save his marriage including teaching himself to play a Beethoven classic on the Piano.
“Taking lessons wasn’t enough. Anybody can do that. Kobe had to be exceptional. So he’d put headphones on, listen to “Moonlight Sonata” on loop, and try to figure out the music on the keyboard in front of him.
“If you just sit down and say, ‘I’m going to learn this thing until I do,’” he says, “there’s not really much out there that you can’t figure out eventually.”
Kobe is one of the most determined players the NBA has ever seen on the court so it doesn’t come to my surprise that he was able to teach himself a skill that sometimes takes others weeks and months to learn with an instructor.
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