This is just insane. I couldn’t help but give a good laugh:
OC Register: You know Kobe Bryant’s father played in the NBA. His mother’s brother did, too. Looking back on it, you might say the genes preordained that he would be a basketball maven.
That, however, would be glossing over the work he has put in to maximize his considerable potential. And if you really want to talk about genetic potential, consider this never-before-told story:
Bryant’s maternal grandmother, Mildred, went to West Philadelphia’s Overbrook High School with Wilt Chamberlain.
“He asked her to the prom,” Bryant said, smiling. “But she shot him down. She was dating my grandpa.”
Just imagine … Bryant with Chamberlain blood! Crazy, huh?
“Bizarre,” Bryant said. “That’s kind of cool, though.”
As it turns out, Bryant scored more points in high school than a certain other Pennsylvania schoolboy called “The Stilt” anyway.