Kobe Bryant loses in game of H-O-R-S-E to fan

The man who has climbed toward fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list suddenly cannot make a basket. The man who has dazzled the NBA with difficult shots through double and triple teams suddenly cannot make them unguarded. The man who has willed himself toward collecting five NBA championships on talent, fundamentals and work ethic suddenly cannot win in a game of H-O-R-S-E.

Another video emerged, posted by Youtube user Max Funke, surrounding Kobe Bryant playing a fan in a game of H-O-R-S-E. But despite his trash talking and attempts to make difficult shots, Bryant is the one left eating up a dose of humble pie. He missed routine three-point attempts. Bryant never appeared in a rhythm. He initially stayed in game only because the three-person competition featured one player consistently making shots to knock another camper out.

But once the field narrows, Bryant hardly became the clutch player he usually has been on the basketball court. Bryant accepts the loss graciously, both congratulating and hugging the camper. Yet, the game hardly matches everything we are used toward seeing Bryant doing.


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