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Kobe Tells His Kwame Brown Story

Kobe Bryant made a visit to the University of California-Santa Barbara where he answered questions for students in a psychology classroom. At one point, Bryant was asked about his only MVP award in 2008 and he used it as an opportunity to share a story about former teammate Kwame Brown. Brown, the No. 1 overall pick in 2001 by the Wizards’, was traded to the Lakers for Caron Butler in 2005 and played 2 ½ seasons in Los Angeles, where he was often booed at home games. His career fell well short of expectations. Bryant offered a glimpse into how a lack of confidence contributed to his early struggles in his career in a very funny story of Brown’s final game as a Laker. Here’s the video of the conversation.