In an interview about the honor of representing America at the Olympics with NBC everyman, Chris Collinsworth, Kobe Bryant had this to say:
COLLINSWORTH: Where does the patriotism come from inside of you? Historically, what is it?
BRYANT: Well, you know itâ€™s just our country, we believe [the U.S.A.] is the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and itâ€™s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say â€˜You know what? Our country is the best.â€™
COLLINSWORTH: Is that a â€˜coolâ€™ thing to say, in this day and age? That you love your country, and that youâ€™re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by.
BRYANT: No, itâ€™s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and Iâ€™m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.
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