In 2015, the basketball player told GQ that after the matter was resolved, he decided to shed some superficiality he felt he had built up in his public persona.
“What I came to understand, coming out of Colorado, is that I had to be me, in the place where I was at that moment.”
Bryant said it was a priest who helped him to make some important personal realizations during the ordeal.
Describing his fear of being sent to prison for a crime he believed he had not committed, Bryant told GQ that “The one thing that really helped me during that process—I’m Catholic, I grew up Catholic, my kids are Catholic—was talking to a priest.”
Basketball superstar #KobeBryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash, was a Catholic who said his faith helped him to get through some of the most difficult moments of his life. https://t.co/HQz1OypcUA
— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) January 26, 2020