Came across a great article on Kobe Bryant and his father today on Sports Illustrated.  This might be one of the most in-depth articles we’ve seen about Kobe, his family and off the court life.  The article touches on how Joe Bryant has lived life all over the world for his love of basketball, how these experiences influenced Kobe’s name, Kobe’s international presence and even the fallout between Kobe and his parents stemming from the ethnic background of Kobe’s wife Vanessa.  Overall it shows how the different approaches to the game by each of these men individually has made one great and the other one who never fully became what he could have.  At the same time because of that and the upbringing Joe and his wife Pam provided we are able to witness the greatest basketball player of this generation.

Read the article HERE.

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