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#1 West Coast

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 09:13 AM

It's 49 miles from Kobe Bryant's house in Orange County to Staples Center and yet, even in a Ferrari, it takes him 10 hours and 16 minutes.

What takes him so long? You're about to ride shotgun and find out:

7:15 a.m. Nearly $140 into a cab ride from my place, a security gate opens at the end of a very swank cul de sac to reveal Kobe Bryant, father of two, standing in front of seven vehicles—the Ferrari, the Range Rover, the Escalade, the Bentley Coupe, the two-door plastic Fred Flintstone car, the training-wheels bike and the tricycle smashed into a bush.

"You ready to go?" he asks. "I hate to be late."

I have a bag and nowhere to put it, since the Ferrari is basically a 503-horsepower engine with two seats. So he takes two helmets out of the trunk and puts the bag in.

Helmets for a car? Uh-oh.


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#2 BeeZee

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:54 AM

Great article indeed. Thanks for posting.


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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:05 AM

AHHAHAHAHA GOOD SHIZ GOOD SHIZ!!!!

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:10 AM

dope read.

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#5 LakersGAFan

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:19 AM

man spends more time in ice than Ted Williams

hahahaha
tight read. thanks

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:24 AM

this guy was at my school the week before this sunday game! we met him and he told us all his stories. of course the first question that got asked was, "have you ever met kobe bryant?"
and he's like im going to the game with him sunday!
who they want? they want Kobe
and what he want? he want the trophy

#7 JEN

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:40 AM

awwwww great readddd

lol

Example: One time, he met a man who had the exact same tattoos as him. Literally, the exact same tattoos, down to the size, color, font, style, even the names of his daughters, his wife, the Bible verses, the crown, everything. And this was in Ohio.

"I mean, what do you say to something like that?" he says, still amazed. "I'm like, 'Wow.' And then I whispered to my security guy, 'Get his social security, OK?'"



#8 Makaveli

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 11:44 AM

GREAT read. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 12:49 PM

Nice read.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 08:53 PM

Simply.Awesome.




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Posted April 15, 2009 - 09:50 PM

Awesome! Thank you a ton for posting.

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#12 rissa missa

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:06 PM

leave it to Rick Reilly... :lol: awesome read!!


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Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:07 PM

great article. thanks for posting
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#14 ab4sure

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:23 PM

Great read.... Anybody know what OC Club he goes to?
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#15 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:25 PM

Nice read. All in a day's work.

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Posted April 16, 2009 - 04:38 AM

He pulls it right up front, hops out, and immediately there's a still photographer and a mini-cam taking our picture as we walk. I try to get away, but he yanks me back into the shot. "Just mean mug it," he whispers. He wears the expression of a mafia don on the way to a trial. I try it, but I can't pull it off. I look like a man suffering upper gastro-intestinal blockage.


i lol'ed.

good read.
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Posted April 16, 2009 - 06:12 AM

Great read!! Thanks for posting this!

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