We built this 40’s hotel room set in a photo studio in LA for Sports Illustrated. It was a story on what athletes do in their hotel rooms. Kobe said he spent his time on his laptop. Check out the Bryant sign outside the window. Kobe was super easy to shoot and a consummate professional. There is an outtake from this shoot with his finger up to his lips like he is whispering to the camera. It haunts me.