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Of Course He Was: Kobe Bryant Was Leaning Towards Attending North Carolina Instead Of Duke

Posted by Media Outrage on August 21st, 2013

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You know why??? What other super famous NBA player attended North Carolina more than a decade before he was to graduate high school?


Peep his stated reason tho


Via Collegebasketballtalk:

Kobe Bryant never played college ball. He was able to go straight from Lower Merion High School (Pa.) to the NBA, and after 15 All-Star Game appearances, a league’s Most Valuable Player award, five NBA championships and hundreds of millions he’s made over his time in the pros, the decision to skip over his collegiate career seems to have paid off.

But what if Kobe had gone to college?

It’s long been thought that he would have been a Blue Devil at Duke University, though, this past Thursday night at ”Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel” — an event put on by the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Foundation — the future Hall of Famer told the Nokia Theatre audience that he was more likely heading to the University of North Carolina, had he gone to college.

Why North Carolina? Vince Carter, a Tar Heel, was one of the top guards in the country at the time. “I want to play against him, every single day,” Bryant said.

Mediaoutrage- Sorry Kobe we don’t believe you….you need more people! The real reason is because you have patterned your entire life after Michael Jordan’s!