Kobe Bryant Used ‘Halloween’ Theme to Get in the Zone Before Games

While the word mourns the tragic death yesterday of NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant, and video has resurfaced today in which the iconic player reveals that he would listen to John Carpenter’s Halloween theme to help him get into the zone during some his pre-game routines.

In the interview segment, Bryant says, “For certain key games – I don’t think I’ve ever said this before – this kind of makes me seem kind of psychotic, but whatever. I used to play the Halloween theme song over and over and over in my headphones, seriously. And it was important that it was Michael Myers, because the mask itself is void of emotion. It has nothing to do with pressure, nothing to do with hype, nothing to do with camaraderie, it’s just stone cold killer. And I would listen to that song over and over and over to get – that’s when you know you better run. It’s going to be a tough night.”

You can watch the clip in the video below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.