'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reacts to death of Kobe Bryant in CBS 58 exclusive interview
LOS ANGELES (CBS 58) -- One legend, speaking about another. CBS 58's Pauleen Le sat down with 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek in an exclusive interview where he talked about the impact of Kobe Bryant's untimely passing.
Pauleen: "I know you’re a big sports fan. This week has been a pretty tough one for LA."
Alex: "We lost a Los Angeles legend. I became a big Kobe Bryant fan when they were winning their championships, when he was playing with Shaq, and then afterwards when he won two championships without Shaquille O’Neill. And for a player to score 61 points in his last game is unheard of. Nobody goes out that well, and Kobe did and he will be sorely missed. He was a pillar of the community and was developing into the new version of Magic Johnson if you will. He was an entrepreneur, he had a sports facility where he was going to coach his daughter's game the day he was killed. So yeah, there was a lot to miss in the death of Kobe Bryant."
Pauleen: "I remember the video you made when he retired, you said he was going to have an incredible career after basketball."
Alex: "And he was having one."
Back in 2016, Alex shared a personal message about Bryant's retirement. Watch it just below: