“I’ve Been an AC Milan Fan since i was a Kid”- Kobe

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NBA superstar and hardcore Milanista Kobe Bryant made an appearance at AC Milan’s picturesque training facility, Milanello today and took time out to speak to the Milan channel about his love for the Rossoneri.

..On being a Milanista

“I watched Milan play when I was a kid. They had stars like Gullit, Rijkaard, Van Basten and Maldini then. Milan has always been my favorite team and it’s always in my heart. I keep a Milan shirt and scarf in my locker room in Los Angeles so I can look at them every day.”

“It’s an honor for me to be here. I have a been a big fan of Milan since I was a kid and It was always a dream of mine to come to Milanello. I’m on vacation here but I am also working to recover from my injury.”

..On Being a Star NBA player

“It takes a lot of hard work to become a champion. When you wake up in the morning, you must start working as if it was the last day of your life. This is the mentality that I have.It’s the reason i changed my jersey number to 24 as It signifies that I’m available for the team 24 hours a day.”

“It’s difficult to say when i”ll return to playing as there’s not much I can do. I’m becoming stronger every day and I hope to return in November or December. Nigel De Jong sustained the same injury as I did and he’s younger than me. I hope that the result of his recovery will be the same as mine.”

..On the Next Season

“Next season i want to win the NBA. That’s always the dream. When you start any season you always want to win the championship. It’s the only thing that counts.”

“Both Juventus and Miami Heat have won the championship for the last two years and They have done well but now we must make sure that things return to their normal state. I want Milan To win the Serie A. You must always play for the championship and not for individual honors. It’s the most important thing.”

Favorite Milan player ? Balotelli is a friend of mine and I want him to become even greater than he is right now.”

“Training with Milan one day? Yes, why not? I will come here to play and have fun. You can make me the goalkeeper and shoot at me”