Basketball star Kobe Bryant declares love for Beethoven

22 January 2013, 17:49

Superstar basketball legend Kobe Bryant has taken to Twitter to express his love for the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Kobe Bryant, shooting guard for US basketball team the LA Lakers, has professed his admiration for the music of Beethoven on his Twitter feed, posting a picture of himself playing the piano.

He tweeted earlier today (at about 1AM PST): "Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus"

Bryant, the youngest basketball player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points, appears to be seated at a grand piano in the photo he posted, wearing a scarf and hat while playing, we assume, the Moonlight Sonata.

When asked by one of his Twitter followers how long he's been playing the piano, Bryant responded: "1 year. I learned moonlight by ear. reminded me of strength, fragility, joy,love, pain etc.."

The photo was posted after Bryant's team, the LA Lakers, suffered a loss to the Chicago Bulls.