Watch Kobe Bryant Ask Michael Phelps to Make a Comeback

Torrey Hart
by Torrey Hart 17

November 20th, 2017 News, Video

Sunday night at the Golden GogglesMichael Phelps and retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant presented Katie Ledecky with her Female Athlete of the Year Award.

When you’re in the presence of a recently-retired GOAT, it’s nearly impossible not bring up the possibility of a comeback. Even Kobe couldn’t restrain himself.

“It [representing the United States] never gets old.”

“That being said, since it never gets old, would you like just one more time?”

Bryant also mentioned that he got “hooked” on watching swimming in Beijing, and the two reminisced about their experiences at Olympic opening ceremonies.

Check out the full skit below:

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Murica
3 years ago

We wanna see Dressel talk

Zanna
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

Yesss

pvdh
3 years ago

1. wow Kobe showing up is really cool

2. Phelps response -“see I would but theres this kid named Remel…”

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 7 golds in Tokyo
Reply to  pvdh
3 years ago

When Dressel goes 1:54.6 in the 200 im at the end of an Olympic week, let me know.

Pvdh

I mean, he did go 49.8 at the end of a Worlds, which ain’t too shabby

Murica

It will be 1:52.6 thank you very much, even if he never really figures out backstroke which we all know he will.

Less than stellar backstroke:
24.0
30.0*
33.0
25.6*

More likely:
24.0
29.0
33.0
26.6

Give or take… breast may be a little quicker. Its definitely possible, maybe not with a heavy schedule, but he’s swimming in Florida and seems like the type to avoid the Lochteisms of 2012.

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 7 golds in Tokyo
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

1:52.6 200 im? Not in the next 20 years.

DMacNCheez
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

You must be kidding with a 25.6 freestyle leg. Biedermann was 25.7 on the last 50 when he went the “unbreakable” 1:42.0 200 free record, in a super suit

Murica
Reply to  DMacNCheez
3 years ago

I’m more of a fan of the “he’ll figure out backstroke” scenario, but its Dressel we’re talking about and I feel we still haven’t seen anything yet. Numbers in my head are like 46.4 and 49.2. Still not convinced on the 50 WR for Tokyo, it will come, but he’ll be 1:43 low at worst in the 200 in 2020 so I think he’ll have just enough raw speed for a win in the 50. This guy is going to be better than Phelps, and he’s gonna be blowing our minds for a while.

On a related note, if anyone is going a 1:41 – it’s Dressel, and yes that one will very much surprise me. A 52.4 is gonna… Read more »

SwimGeek
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

True on getting home in 52.4. But if/when he’s going :46 100 free, then 49.5 front 100 is not the effort that it seems for other humans…

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 7 golds in Tokyo
Reply to  DMacNCheez
3 years ago

Exactly, IN A SUPERSUIT.

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 7 golds in Tokyo

So people think that Dressel can come back in a 25 on a 209 im because Biedermann did so with an arena x glide?

nuotofan
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

Boom Shaka Laka ?

nuotofan
Reply to  pvdh
3 years ago

Cool to see that every topic becomes a Dressel’s topic ?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
3 years ago

Cool to hear that Kobe is a crazy fan of swimming thanks to MP and the 2008 Olympics .

Steve Nolan
3 years ago

With the whole country starting to at least pretend to reckon with sexual assault, Kobe Bryant gets a spot at the Golden Goggles? Feels…weird.

akk
3 years ago

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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