Nike Basketball Taps Grammy Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper to Create Soundtrack for Kobe Bryant’s 20 Year Career

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Kobe Bryant has electrified us all for years, whether it was his undeniable work ethic that demanded our respect or his cold blooded clutch factor only comparable to Jordan. When you hear the name Kobe, without a second thought you equate it to champion, longevity, passion or simply greatness.

His longtime partner Nike has been front row for almost the entire ride as we watched him mature from an 18year old phenom ready to take over the world to a 37 year old, 5-time champion. How can you sum it up? It’s hard but Nike tapped their Grammy caliber resources and brought jazz pianist Robert Glasper in to create a soundtrack to Bryant’s amazing 20 year Laker career. Hours of highlight reels, digging up raw emotion etched in memories behind a dominant “Shaq & Kobe” era, epic Madison Square Garden performances and inevitably a farewell tour turned into the beautiful masterpiece entitled “Be Courageous”.

Watch how it all came together below and enjoy the Nike soundtrack to a legendary career:

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