Why Is Kobe Bryant Called 'Black Mamba'?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 3:33:06 PM ET
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Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname "Black Mamba" after he watched the "Kill Bill" movies and saw an assassin given the same nickname. Bryant liked the name because the black mamba snake is aggressive and agile, and this is how Bryant wanted to play in his games.

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