Watch Never Seen Before Footage Of Kobe Bryant's Pre-Draft Workout For The Clippers
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We lost Kobe and Gianna Bryant a year ago today. Still pretty weird to type that. The LA Times remembered him with footage from his 1996 pre-draft workout for the Clippers back when he 17-years-old...

After the Clippers picked Wright and the Lakers traded for Bryant, who was taken 13th by Charlotte, his intuition told him to keep the VHS.

“This one, I knew was going to be something that I would want to look back at someday,” Kalamian said. “I kind of put it aside and kept it in a box for a very long time.”

His decision preserved a slightly grainy but little-seen window into the budding start of one of the NBA’s most iconic careers.

Now an assistant in Sacramento, the seventh stop of his 28-year NBA career, Kalamian recently showed the video to Kings coach Luke Walton, a former Lakers teammate of Bryant, during a road trip. Two years ago, while coaching with the Clippers, Kalamian didn’t think much of it when he asked a video staffer to convert a CD of the workout into a digital file.
(Barstool Sports)
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Wow now Larry Leo is getting ever so closer to the click bait piece of shite hall of fame
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Stunning footage
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44 seconds wasted.
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When I saw that, my jaw dropped.
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Lorenzen Wright must have been absolutely dominant at executing useless drills being that that Clippers drafted him instead.
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Wow, what extraordinary footage. I can't believe this was kept from public view until now!!!!!!!
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“This one, I knew was going to be something that I would want to look back at someday,” Anyone else underwhelmed by the video?
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