Kobe Bryant Compelled To Explain His Questionable Photo Shoot
NBA star, Kobe Bryant, as seen pictured above, had a hot mess of a photographer film him in some fashionably questionable outfits for an L.A. Times articles. The shoot went so bad, that the photog had to explain what he was thinking dressing Kobe Bryant that way. Here's his excuse:
On the negative reactions to the Kobe Bryant shoot:
The scarf picture and the hat picture were more to create an iconic image. When you do a portrait, you do think of the styling in how they’re going to be different and how they’re going to stand out. In 10 years time, or five years time, there has to be something particular or strange or different that will stand out. That image will stay in your mind. That’s how it’s going to become iconic. … A lot of people aren’t used to that, so when iconic pictures come out, they’re disturbing, insulting, fascinating, it has a strong feeling attached to it, good or bad.
Later on, Kobe Bryant's teammates had to chime in for a good session of clowning.
Kobe Bryant's teammates reaction to the shoot:
There were some other guys that have already addressed him about that particular situation,” Derek Fisher said after the practice session in El Segundo. Teammates were left with befuddled reactions, and fans and writers alike mostly had the same confused sentiment. Kobe Bryant suggested the photos were “a little doctored up. The photo-shoot stylist, James Valeri, told me Monday morning that the concept was all part of an effort “to do something modern.”
But even if Kobe Bryant suggested the photos weren’t exactly authentic, he acknowledged he “had a good time” during the shoot. And for the fans who aren’t exactly enthralled with Kobe Bryant’s new look? “I don’t give a ….,” he said. As you can tell in the video below, many of Kobe Bryant’s teammates initially appeared at a loss of words. They also hesitated to convey what their initial reactions suggested.
Date Submitted: 5/6/2010 3:42 AM
PostedBy: DimeWars Staff