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Kobe Bryant recently sat down with Laker Nation’s own David Brickley, Jason Riley, and Kevin Figgers.

In part 2/4 of their sit down conversation, Bryant discusses how he trains for the Olympic games, what role he will play for Team USA in 2012, and much more!

Bryant also talked about why he is sporting his new goatee:

David Brickley: You know, the goatee I see you’re growing it there…

Kobe Bryant: (smiling) Yeah

DB: …Last season as well, is that an off-season thing you got going now?

KB: You know its a part of getting into my mental element of training you know its kind of like my mountain man look you know, when I have this goatee growing, I’m going pretty intense on the training.

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