Getting Schooled By Kobe

Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
Happy Birthday Darren
Happy Birthday Darren

Today is my 30th birthday and I spent a couple minutes of it this morning playing some one-on-one with Kobe Bryant.

Nike turned the Rockefeller Center ice into a basketball court to announce the new jerseys they have for the USA Basketball team and I interview Bryant, Coach K and Nike Brand President Charlie Denson.

Right before we went on air Kobe and I played a little one-on-one. I've obviously sat in the first row before so I know the speed of these players, but when you're actually right in front of a guy like Kobe, the quickness is unbelievable.

I had a shot to score a point, which is all I wanted to do off him. After he missed a layup, I quickly brought to ball to the foul line and took it to the hole. Unfortunately, I heard footsteps and the ball rolled off the rim.

Below is the video interview with the three guys.

Business of Basketball
A look at the USA men's basketball team ahead of the Olympics, with Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University basketball team; Charlie Denson, Nike president and CNBC's Darren Rovell

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