Kimmel to interview Kobe at Nokia Theatre

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant is still months away from returning to the court, but Los Angeles Lakers fans itching to see him up close and personal again will get their chance this summer.

Bryant will sit down with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for a one-night-only event at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Aug. 15.

The event, titled, "Kobe Up Close," will give fans an opportunity to watch a one-on-one interview live on stage with the proceeds from the event benefiting the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Foundation and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Sports Spectacular.

"I'm excited to sit down with Jimmy," Bryant said in a statement. "And talk about what my fans have been wanting to hear and raise money to help eliminate homelessness in L.A."

The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday.