Kobe Bryant, the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Player of the Year in 1996, is entering the home stretch of his illustrious NBA career.
But he certainly hasn’t forget the high school that helped make him into the player and person he is today.
USA TODAY Sports’ Martin Rogers went to Lower Merion (Penn.) High School to learn how Kobe’s remarkable high school career prepared him for greatness.
“He would tell me on the bus that Jordan couldn’t stop him,” a former teammate said of Bryant. “I still think that would be crazy for an NBA player to say right now. But he was always looking for the next challenge.”