When the aesthetician in the video above heard that she was going to be helping Kobe Bryant just prior to his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, she was probably thrilled beyond belief. But within two minutes of sitting down with him, Kobe started going on and on and on and on and on about how much he sweats. And she was probably thinking, “Wait, what?!

Of course, it was all part of a hidden camera prank that Kobe agreed to take part in. Ellen DeGeneres told Kobe what to say while he spoke with the aesthetician, and as usual, Kobe was cool, calm, and collected under pressure. Most people would have lost it at some point during the six-minute prank. But not Kobe! He rose to the challenge.

You can watch Kobe pull off the prank in the clip above. You can also watch Kobe sit down with Ellen for his first televised post-retirement interview in the clip below:

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[via SLAM]