Happy 33rd Birthday to Kobe Bryant!

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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!

David Brickley is a columnist for LakerNation.com and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.
  • Sheila W

    Happy Birthday to you Kobe, God loves you and so do I-You are a remarkable young man-I wish you well today and forever.I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN, EVER

  • LAX

    Dayum already 33 :(

  • Sunsof1992


  • Laffs_is_a_Tool

    KOBE…KOBE…KOBE…HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOBE!!! Best wishes and thank you for all the awesome basketball moments and bringing championships to the Lakers, more to come…

    • Laffs_is_a_Tool

      Oh yeah…I almost forgot…where that fucking asshole laffsatu…hiding in his cave or under his momma’s dress

  • e92


  • diesanpisano

    happy birthday Kobe..!

  • Aquino Ecko415

    happy birthday idol!

  • LAKing85

    Happy Birthday to my idol, Black Mamba!!! 

  • Luke Touma

    KB  24 the legend. 
    happy birthday black mamba, hop you can come to australia. I’m ur number 1 fan

  • Luke Touma

    happy birthday Black Mamba. 
    all the best. time for 1 more ring. with the support of us fans e hope you get to that goal. 
    have a great day, hope u can come to australia.

  • Luke Touma

    happy birthday Black Mamba. all the best. time for 1 more ring. with the support of us fans we hope you get to that goal. have a great day, hope u can come to australia.

  • LakerFanSinceIWas3

    happy birthday kobe, you still da best in my eyes,  keep ballin , stay to your game and keep up the hard work, age aint nothing but a number , go out there and get that 6th ring…

  • laffsatu

    happy birthday, money stealing,jordan wannabe,no defense playing, FRAGILE,go get your nails done sweetie,don`t forget your purse…………

    • Jazzmin

      If ya don’t have somethin nice to say on someones birthday, well maybe you need to go get your purse & go whine with the girls….. jus sayin

  • Jazzmin

    Happy Birthday Kobe!! I’m late, as usual. Hope you had an awesome day. Can’t wait for the season to start…Hopefully it does start or I’m gonna be a very bored, unhappy camper this year. Lovin ya always  :~)

  • Luke Sucks

    Happy B-day bro.  Can you ask Mitch to get rid of Puke?

    Luke sucks!

  • lebronbetterthankobe

    lebron is better than u kobe justsaying