Kobe Bryant and Joe Bryant
Kobe Bryant’s father Joe played in the NBA for nearly two decades before his son went on to have a Hall of Fame career in basketball. Joe was nicknamed “Jellybean” and also spent time as a head coach for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Kobe has a nickname just like his father—the self-proclaimed “Black Mamba”—and won multiple championships with the Los Angeles Lakers wnhile establishing himself as one of the best players in a generation.
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