Summer Pod: S.I.’s Ballard on Bryant

From where does greatness come?

That’s the question Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Ballard asks as it would apply to Kobe Bryant in a recent magazine piece for which he traveled all the way to Thailand to interview Kobe’s father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant.

To hear Ballard’s answer, a discussion on how Kobe’s father and mother, Pam Bryant, influenced him, a look ahead to No. 24′s mindset at the Olympics and into the next few years and more, click below.