Kobe Bryant is talking about trying to play basketball while facing a sexual assault trial. The Los Angeles Lakers star sat down for an interview with ABC. It aired during the halftime of Thursday’s Lakers-Rockets game.
Bryant says he is sometimes distracted, and sometimes scared, as he fights felony charges here in Colorado. "You just have one of those feelings. You feel like you just kind of like, you know, you’re just living in one of those, living in a nightmare and you really can't wake up out of it,” Bryant says.
Bryant is charged with attacking a female employee of a resort in Edwards last June. He says the two had consensual sex.
Despite the distractions, Bryant scored the winning basket against the Nuggets in Los Angeles on December 19th. He missed the first quarter of that game to attend a court hearing in Eagle.
Bryant is scheduled to return to Eagle for another hearing on January 23rd. He faces four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation, if convicted.
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