My favorite Kobe story

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Kobe Bryant’s closest confidants share their favorite Kobe memory so we can better understand how and why Kobe became Kobe. You will hear previously untold tales from Hall of Famers and Olympic champions, WNBA superstars and other influential figures in Kobe’s life.

Part 1: Kobe the man

1:58 Kobe the student (Lower Merion HS coach Gregg Downer)

5:19 Kobe the friend (World’s fastest man Usain Bolt)

9:04 Covering Kobe (Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein and The Undefeated’s Marc Spears)

12:25 Kobe the ally (Los Angeles Times columnist LZ Granderson)

Part 2: Kobe the Laker

16:28 Kobe the teammate (Five-time NBA champion Brian Shaw)

22:04 Coaching Kobe (Hall of Fame coach Rudy Tomjanovich and former Lakers coach Mike Brown)

Part 3: Kobe the Black Mamba

25:41 Guarding Kobe (Two-time NBA champion Shane Battier)

30:36 Kobe vs. MJ (Journalist J.A. Adande and Michael Jordan’s son Marcus Jordan)

34:13 Kobe the Black Mamba (NBA champion Brian “White Mamba” Scalabrine)

Part 4: Kobe the #GirlDad

37:22 Kobe the Olympian (Two-time Olympic medalist April Ross)

39:55 Kobe the champion for women’s basketball (Four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird)

44:21 Kobe the #GirlDad (WNBA No. 1 pick Sabrina Ionescu)

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