Kobe Bryant’s Jaw a Key Feature in New Video Game

Kobe Bryant's Jaw a Key Feature in New Video Game When you're making an NBA video game, it's important to get every detail right: the ball, the movements, the courts. Everything is important — including, apparently, Kobe Bryant's lower row of teeth.

NBA 2K10, the latest game from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., features Bryant on the cover and made sure to portray him perfectly, right down to the jaw jutting he so often displayed in this year's NBA Finals.

"It'll have facial expressions like the eyes, the mouth, the jaw moving. Yeah, all of that's in the game," Bryant told The Los Angeles Times. "It all helps to bring people closer to the game."

Bryant admitted to not playing the game very much (he is, after all, 31 years old) but did say he admires its precision.

"I think the detail in them is just fascinating. You can look at the characters and tell who's who just by their body movements, their facial expressions, their profiles, before you even look at their numbers.

"It's remarkable the attention to detail," he added. "You see the ball go through the net, and you see how the net reacts to it. Just little things like that. I pay attention to those things because I love the game so much. The ball goes through and swooshes the net. I love that."

Bryant said that the game should reflect reality.

"I want [players] to live it," he said. "I want them to compete. Because that's what I do when I play. That's what's fun to me."

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