Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been mostly in the news lately for his possible relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. In early December, Kemp saw his name in several trade rumors as the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox were all connected to the 29-year-old outfielder.
Kemp was approached by paparazzi yesterday morning to talk about how he’s feeling after ankle surgery and of course, his relationship with Kardashian since Dodger fans fear he could have another down year due to his personal life.
However, Kemp was also interviewed by ESPN.com reporter Michelle Marie and talked about how excited he was for the 2014 season and his thoughts about Yasiel Puig. It’s clear that Kemp looks at Puig’s energy as something that not only the Dodgers need, but also baseball needs.
Here’s more from the interview with Kemp, who again isn’t wearing a walking boot on his surgically repaired ankle:
Along with serious questions about his physical status and trade rumors, Kemp was asked some lighter questions in the interview. A basketball player growing up, he was asked to pick two out of three: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan while also picking his two favorite nicknames.
Here’s what Kemp had to say about the two topics:
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