A history of the Black Mamba’s mag covers.
Tags: Features, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, SLAM #146
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The triplets — Slam 66, page 9 — remains on a very short list for dopest cover in this magazine’s history. Argue with that.
Oh, and first! When was the last time anybody did that? I’m gonna bring that ish back!
9, 12, 17 and 18 if I had to pick just four of them.
How long before the haters come out of hiding? Or the tired “rapist” crap?
Hey Ryan, any weight behind the Melo trade or is it just leverage?
the best player ever in my opion and i seen mj both of them and kobe is the best to me
Silverdlkj;ak;d: I think so. My guess is Fisher and Worthy for Melo and a future second-round pick.
I kid. I have no idea, man.
This post made me go back and flip through the complete covers archive (http://www.slamonline.com/online/tag/Cover-Archives/). I’m not sure who has a nicer set of covers: AI or KB. Either way, both are pretty complete.
im one of the ppl who complain about all the kobe covers, but 97 and 114 are pretty sick covers
12 is sick…love it.
Retro that cover 9 once Championship 6 comes around. SLAM is good for revisiting their classic covers.
How ironic that Kobe was on the cover of Slam 24. Before he even switched numbers.
I don’t recognize this Ryan Jones that does not take jabs at Kobe Bryant.
I’d never let my feelings for Mamba interfere with my love for some beautiful covers.
SLAM 97, AND SLAM 126 are by far the best Kobe covers… I think SLAM 126 takes the cake. that was a really great cover.
What about the How Ya Like Me Now cover after the first title post-shaq? guess the grimacing face didnt make the cut?
old covers > new covers
where is A.I. in the rookies pic??? a.i. was better than any of those guys back in that day…
O’neal looks like Greg oden.
Yep. SLAM knew Kobe was going to be great. So did I. And he has some of the best all-time covers too.
Lamarcus Aldridge is in alot of issues with kobe on the cover..
SLAM 15 super official. Look at dem baby faces. they had so much to prove back then. Damn. Shareef Abdir Rahim was that deal.
Great, I only buy slam when it a Kobe cover.
This is still the sickest SLAM cover ever to me! I remember buying the black Lakers uni because of this cover. I still have the jersey to this day and I plan on getting this cover framed.
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