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Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson gives prized Kobe Bryant photo to fan with rare type of cancer

  • Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, 32, gave a special autographed photo of the late Kobe Bryant to Joseph Tagaban, a 15-year-old fan diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
  • Tagaban, who lives in Petersburg, Alaska, was filmed meeting his idol through Make-A-Wish earlier this month.
  • During ESPN’s latest “My Wish” episode, which was released on Wednesday, the two can be seen spending a day together shooting hoops, driving around in Thompson’s convertible and getting ice cream.
  • “I just know he’s going through a hard time and I know he’ll cherish that photo,” Thompson said after gifting his prized possession to Tagaban. “Just such a special photo of mine and I decided to hook him up. He’s a great young man, he deserves it.”
  • Tagaban’s life was turned upside down in December 2020 after doctors performed a biopsy on a lesion in his mouth and eventually diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer rarely seen in adolescents.
  • After Tagaban returned home in November 2021 following a chemotherapy breakthrough, he started playing basketball again in January.

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson gave his prized possession, a photo autographed by the late Kobe Bryant, to a young fan diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

Joseph Tagaban, a 15-year-old from Petersburg, Alaska, was filmed meeting his idol through Make-A-Wish earlier this month. During ESPN’s latest “My Wish” episode, which was released on Wednesday, the two can be seen spending a day together shooting hoops, driving around in Thompson’s convertible and getting ice cream.

TikTok video of diner offended by hibachi chef’s misunderstood Kobe Bryant reference goes viral

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  • Jeremy Flood posted a TikTok video to share an “awkward” encounter between a customer seated next to him and a hibachi chef at Hiro Japanese Steakhouse in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • After making a trick shot, the chef paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, a.k.a. “Black Mamba,” by touching his hand to his heart before pointing up and saying the late NBA legend’s nickname.
  • The customer next to Flood did not seem to understand the chef’s reference and asked, “You gotta bring a black man into this?” telling him to “leave him alone.”
  • The chef then attempted to clarify that his statement was not an insult.

A TikTok of a Japanese steakhouse customer who did not understand a hibachi chef’s “Black Mamba” reference recently went viral when she attempted to defend the late Kobe Bryant. 

Yesterday, Jeremy Flood uploaded to his TikTok page a video of the “awkward” encounter between the customer sitting next to him and a hibachi chef at Hiro Japanese Steakhouse in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

China, Which Has More Kobe Bryant Fans Than Anywhere Else, Mourns His Passing

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The tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant overshadowed discussions on the escalating novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China as millions of fans honored his memory in individual posts and comment sections on social media.

Bryant, 41, passed away in a helicopter crash on a hillside in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.

Stolen Kobe Bryant Jersey Returned By Chinese Fan Who Bought it for $2,000

A Chinese fan of Kobe Bryant has returned a jersey he bought online after discovering that he purchased stolen memorabilia of the former Los Angeles Lakers player.

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Really hope to give this jersey back to Kobe Bryant when he come to China on March 16,2019 @kobebryant @vanessabryant @espn @nba @lakers @marionhighschooltx @paniniamerica @oneluvkobe24 @nikezoomkobe @paniniauthentic @cbssports @cbsla @nbcsauthentic @abcnews @nbaontnt @foxsports @nbatv

Kobe Bryant Has Some Great Advice For Anyone Who’s About to Get Very Rich

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant ended his 20-year basketball career in April this year with the historic 60-point farewell game at the Staples Center. Recently, the retired NBA superstar wrote a powerful letter to his younger self advising him how to properly support his friends and relatives.

In the public letter published in The Players’ Tribune,  the basketball legend gave advice to his 17-year-old self to INVEST in family, not to PAY for them.

Kobe Bryant Reveals Why He’s Such a BAMF During a Conference in Shanghai

During an interview at a conference in Shanghai, Kobe Bryant imparted a few wise words of advice to his audience.

The Summit, which took place last week in China, celebrated the gathering of purportedly 400 Chinese entrepreneurs and innovators. In the talk, founder Elliott Bisnow asked Bryant how he deals with pressure. The five-time NBA basketball champion answered:

Man Tweets Epic Story of How Kobe Bryant Destroyed His Childhood and Made Him Hate the Lakers

Last night, Kobe Bryant, basketball superhero to some, played the last game of his extraordinary career leading the Lakers to a narrow 101 to 96 victory against the Utah Jazz, dropping an impressive total of 60 points himself.

He’s an impressive player and many will miss him, no doubt, but Kobe has proven time and time again that he’s also an impressive douche bag.