Kobe Bryant performs Family Matters slam poetry on The Tonight Show
“Transformation,” he began amidst a blacked-out stage. “Urkel to Urquelle. Suspenders to lapels, from nerdy Steve, ‘got any cheese?’ So puny and weak. A metamorphosis from geek to fleek. From caterpillar to butterfly. The cocoon. A metal chamber, re-arranger of DNA.”
Bryant added, “With the pull of a lever like the wave of a wand he enters a nerd but now he emerges Stefan.”
Elsewhere on The Tonight Show, while Bryant was being interviewed by 13-year-old Sports Illustrated reporter Max Bonnstetter, the basketball star sang a quick snippet of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.
“Beauty and the Beast or Moana?” Bonnstetter asked in a lightning round of questions. Bryant replied, “I’ve been staring at the edge of the water… It just comes out. House with three baby girls. There it is, it just comes out.”
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