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I Am Kobe

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Webby Award winner and People's Voice winner for Best Sports podcast! How did Kobe Bryant craft the passion, the determination, and the strength to become a legend? This remarkable series reveals intimate, never-before-heard tapes of Kobe as a teenager, exploring his thoughts, his dreams, and his goals. Philadelphia journalist Mike Sielski tells the story of Kobe Bryant’s early years, weaving together these tapes and speaking with Kobe's high school coaches, his friends, his family, and the figures who knew him in his youth, to paint an enthralling documentary portrait of the making of an icon. Before he was an outsized global basketball celebrity for the Los Angeles Lakers, a 5-time NBA champion, an 18-time All-Star, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a children’s-book author, a husband, a father, and sometimes a lightning rod for controversy, Kobe Bryant was a kid from Philadelphia. Cover photo © Eileen Blass – USA TODAY NETWORK


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  • Mamba Mentality #dadsgirl

    Great story overall a really good podcast but wasn’t able to hear the recording of bean Himself. But overall really good podcast!

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  • Kobe

    This is the best podcast i have ever hert

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  • Inside Kobe's push to greatness

    All too often, we settle for the sanitized, Cliff Notes version of superstars' stories. In contrast, Mike Sielski goes deep inside the formation of Kobe Bryant and puts us in the hallways of Lower Merion High School as he was on a quest to get to the NBA. Like a great microcosm history, this podcast complements Mike's excellent book to recreate Kobe's formative years and explain the genesis of the Mamba Mentality.

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  • 3 Stars Because Poor Audio on Kobe Audio

    Great informative podcast for new & lifelong Lakers / Kobe fans. I already knew of all the information that was said in this but I wanted to hear the audios of Kobe. The audios of Kobe speaking were so hard to understand. Did nobody re-listen to this before they published this podcast? Really upsetting considering how incredible Kobe Bryant was as an athlete & person. Re-touch this up & then re-publish this.

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  • I Am Kobe

    Hands down, greatest sports podcast in its genre! I’ve ever heard a lot of podcast this style and this blows them out of the water, on to put the cherry on top it’s about The Mamba! I feel inspired, I feel more knowledgeable and honored to learn more about greatness!! 🐍 #8|#24|#2

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