Kobe Bryant Plays Beethoven

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier this season, Kobe Bryant tweeted a photo of himself sitting at a piano, and noted that Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” was useful as a relaxation agent…

A few days later, Kobe posted a quick video of himself playing a snippet of the song…

Now a new ad from Lenovo completes the progression, as Kobe and a string ensemble play the entire thing. All we need now is Kobe and Grant Hill in a dueling pianos video.

(via PBT)


  1. ivica says:

    I am not yet ready to buy in that he’s actually playing it..

  2. sports fan says:

    If he was really playing we would’ve seen his face & hands in the same shot.

  3. freal says:

    he could very well be playing it. Moonlight Sonata, though beatiful, is not necessarily a very hard piece to play. I think anyone can learn it with a bit of practice.

    • Kel says:

      The movements are pretty repetitive and I learned it fairly quickly. I’m sure Kobe could learn it, too. He’s definitely one of the more intelligent professional athletes out there.

  4. freal says:

    What I want to know is why he’s wearing ALL that stuff to play the piano in the twitter pic. Doesn’t the dude get hot? (pun not intended)

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  7. Yeezy says:

    The guy speaks four languages…why should it be so hard to believe he can play the piano?