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Kobe Bryant destroys rapper Bow Wow in one-on-one

July 11, 2011 |  4:08 pm


Should the NBA lockout persist for a while, Kobe Bryant should just spend every day collecting checks from rapper Bow Wow.

It won't require a lot of effort. He's guaranteed to make money. And he doesn't put his body at risk whatsoever.

For reasons unknown to anyone who's remotely familiar with basketball, Bow Wow challenged Bryant at his basketball camp to a game of one-on-one, wagering the rights to his next single. Naturally, the Black Mamba didn't shy away from the challenge ... err, the chance to steal candy from a baby, and humiliated him in the process. But Bow Wow wouldn't let it go. He then challenged Bryant to a rematch worth $1,000 where he could only shoot jumpers. Bryant walked away $1,000 richer with an easy way to gradually build more strength in his knee. (Note: The video contains language that some viewers might find objectionable.)

Clearly, Bow Wow doesn't subscribe to the theories of Gambling 101. One of those includes not making bets you don't have any sense of a chance of actually winning. (Credit to Laker Nation's Kam Pashai for finding this video.)


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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, shown here in a regular season game, just recently beat rapper Bow Wow pretty easily in a game of one-on-one. Credit: Cary Edmondson / US Presswire / April 13, 2011 )