HOLLYWOOD(CBS) In Los Angeles we haven’t seen or heard from the Lakers captain Kobe Bryant since he won his second Olympic gold medal at the London games, but today he rose to the occasion in Hollywood.

Kobe Bryant and the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation held a press conference Wednesday to celebrate the Foundation’s completed renovation of My Friend’s Place.

My Friend’s Place, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Hollywood, annually serves nearly 1,700 individuals between the ages of 12 and 25.

“It’s about raising awareness about the cause and doing great things like My Friends Place by giving kids a place where they can really feel at home,” said the 5-time NBA champion.

“At the end of my career, I want to look back and say that I had a successful career because I won so many championships or scored so many points, but there’s something else you need to do with that. I don’t want to be too cheesy and quote Spider Man, ’Great power comes with great responsibility,’ and that’s something we have to live by.”

Back in June 7, 2011, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant announced the official formation of the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation (KVBFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need. Today KVBFF is proud to announce the progress made and the next initiative to combat homelessness in Los Angeles.


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