Friday, July 3rd, 2009 at 1:00 pm  |  25 responses

Home of the Brave

Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s patriot.

Kobe BryantPhoto by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 114

At the time of this photo, Kobe’s future was in a flux. Since then, Kobe captured a Gold Medal and now has the right pieces around him to turn L.A. into a bona fide dynasty. Funny how fast things change.—Tzvi Twersky

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  • Ajo

    dang that is an ugly tattoo.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    He thought he was playing for Team

  • Joe

    ^clever, really clever.

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  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    weird ball


    That was really some of the most cheeziest bull i have ever seen!

  • Big Kobe Fan

    nice kobe

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Simply the BEST!!!

  • HoopsFanMike

    Gotta hand it to Kobe, gold medal, NBA champion, Finals MVP. Not exactly a shabby year! The man works HARD for what he gets, hope that OTHER NBA PLAYERS CAN SEE WHAT HARD-WORK AND DEDICATION CAN GET THEM!

    Congrats Kobe, well deserved!

  • trick..

    i like kobe

  • Vegas

    That tatoo sucks

  • Royal

    Vegas: What is tatoo?????

  • Domin8

    I hate people that hate Kobe goes he is successful stop this is the definition of (Basketball) playa hating.

  • chazz michael michaels

    just beat it! beat it! just beat it beat it!

  • Brian

    the tattoo is the name of his wife..

  • Brian

    the tattoo is the name of his wife..

  • Slam Reader

    He is simply the BEST!!!

  • oncloudz909

    what kind of guy gets a tattoo for his wife after he cheats on his her?


    sebastian telfair should get his own portrait.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Kob, you’re my dude and all, but that tattoo is still trash though.

  • Mr.2012

    Kobes wife is freaking hottt!!!

  • FrenchKiss

    Receeding hairline attack!

  • bobby

    Kobe is the best in the league. Damn yall fat losers have no life

  • Mckaay

    any one 2 challenge