This day 33 years ago Kobe Bean Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the youngest of three children and the only son of former Philadelphia 76ers player and new Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe “Jellybean” Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant.
Bryant is not over the hill just yet. If Kobe is still being compared to Michael Jordan then remember this fact: Jordan won his 4th championship at the age of 33 in 1996. Jordan would also win a championship at 34 and 35 years old (97-98).
Sure Kobe has played more games as he came into the league at the ripe age of 17 years old. But a good argument to use against those that say Kobe is “old”.
So what does Kobe have planned for his birthday? Well reports say he is set to meet with “The Drew League” today at 1pm. Courtesy LA Times
With hopes that an earlier meeting will expedite the process in organizing an exhibition game in Los Angeles on Sept. 10 between the Drew League and Goodman League, Drew League officials plan to meet with Kobe Bryant’s representatives at an undetermined location in Los Angeles at 1 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a possible appearance.
Happy Birthday Kobe! We here at Laker Nation hope you have a good one!