Kobe Bryant and Ellen DeGeneres team up for hilarious hidden-camera prank

Kobe Bryant has only been retired for two weeks, but he already seems to be enjoying himself. His most recent off-the-court adventure came courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, who helped him trick a doctor into thinking Bryant has a terrible sweating problem.

The prank involved a hidden camera in the doctor's office and Ellen in Bryant's ear, telling him what to do and say. The result was, well, hilarious as expected with Bryant getting into far too much detail about his sweating issue.

"It starts on my left upper cheek - my buttocks. Starts dripping down to my knee and drips back up. It just keeps going up, up, up to my ear. Wraps around my neck, then from there's it's like a shower. I'm soaking wet. Just drenched."

Things get weird when Bryant starts spinning in circles while jumping up and down, which left the esthetician stunned.

Bryant also sat down with Ellen for his first post-retirement interview.

Black Mamba previously said he plans to stay busy in retirement. Very busy.

Just a few hours after producing a Hollywood-style script to end his 20-year career in the NBA with an astonishing 60-point display, Kobe Bryant was preparing to head back to the gym to stay in tip-top shape.

Aged 37, the five-times NBA champion is renowned for his extraordinary work ethic and though his competitive days with the Los Angeles Lakers are over, he was determined to stick to much of the same gym routine he has followed with such discipline.

"I have to," Bryant said following his Staples Centre farewell come-from-behind 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz on April 15.

"That's a slippery slope. I've done some research from players post-career, and it goes, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.' Then all of a sudden it's, 'Uh oh.' The important thing is to get into a routine, to maintain discipline.

"I have been in a certain routine my entire career. The worst thing I can possibly do is not have one because then you wake up without a sense of purpose, a sense of direction.

"I have to find a routine, get into it and be comfortable with it."

Bryant had a crystal-clear sense of purpose during his stellar career with the Lakers, lighting up the league with a stunning ability to close out games as he helped the Los Angeles franchise to seven NBA Finals and five titles.

- news.com.au

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