Nike Unveils Robert Glasper's Jazz Film Celebrating Kobe Bryant's Career

Nike Unveils Robert Glasper's Jazz Film Celebrating Kobe Bryant's Career

Grammy Award-winning pianist tributes the Black Mamba with "Be Courageous."

Published January 18th

Over his glorious 20-year NBA career, Kobe Bryant has built a body of work so pristine that it almost resembles art.

That could be why Nike tabbed two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper to compose "Be Courageous," a musical arrangement meant to celebrate the full breadth of the Black Mamba's career, which inlcudes five league titles, two Finals MVPs, one league MVP and 17 All-Star Game selections. 

Glasper's creative process for the tribute to Bryant was captured in a short film produced by Nike for all to see.

"This is kind of like the Kobe theme song, if you will," Glasper says in the clip.

He adds later: "I want to make sure it sounds champion in celebrating Kobe, even with the hills and valleys of it."

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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