Kobe Bryant Goes Back To School

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Lakers guard Kobe Bryant famously went directly from Lower Merion High School to the NBA back in 1996. But that apparently hasn’t slowed his interest in learning, as last night Kobe showed up at Boston College to a few classes. With the Lakers enjoying a night off in Boston before playing the Celtics tonight, there was suddenly a flurry of social media activity from BC students in international marketing and product management classes when, randomly, one of the greatest basketball players of all time decided to pop in and take some classes. Hey, you’re never too old to learn, right?

(via HP)

15 Comments

  1. TTKIN says:

    I like how it’s Boston college but there’s a dude in the pic wearing a Yankee hat haha.

  2. respect says:

    Kobe is that dude. As polarizing as he may be, he’s definitely a unique personality and marches to his own drum. The unique international upbringing, his affinity to want to learn, whatever you want to attribute it to – this is cool. Especially that it was in Boston haha.

  3. Tikolo says:

    Way to go Kobe never too late to learn. Money comes and goes but knowlede stays with you.

  4. David Awe says:

    Wish more sports personalities will learn from Kobe the value of knowledge (financial literacy in particular). We’ve had too many of them becoming poor after making and wasting millions of dollars.

  5. andy paramount now las ruces says:

    KOBE IS ONE OF THE BEST .HE WILL ALWAYS BE A ROLE MODEL .STAY KUL.> AND LET THE WORLD KNOW>. IM MUHCH OLDER AND HAVE LOTS OF LUV FOR HIS GAME .WHEN KOBE DOING WORK HES THE BEST AND CAN TEACH ALL THE YOUNGER KIDS HOW TO BALL . ANY TIME ANY WHERE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FOREVER.

  6. Chill out says:

    it was for one day, stop dragging it.

  7. OKC says:

    After a good few more years of Kobe in the league I would love to see him on TNT or something, but we all know he doesn’t need the money.

  8. Kobe this is the other aspect of you that people needs to see. Your not just a basketball player. You are doing what you love and it appears that you love what you do.

  9. Riley says:

    Is that…is that a blackboard? I didn’t realize that Boston College took place in the 90s.

  10. LemW says:

    The dictionary word “phenomenon” characterized Kobe Bryant. There has been basketball players with equal amount of talent and a few exceeded him. However, only one person can sell tickets and his firstname is Kobe…Without the Colorado incident Kobes Return On Investment would higher than Micheal Jordan.

  11. Vlad NY says:

    “went directly from Lower Merion High School to the NBA back in 1996. But that apparently hasn’t slowed his interest in learning”…dude 1996 was 18 years ago if that isnt slowed then i dont know what is. but i like it, even today he is still trying to compete with shaq

  12. Joe Rosriguez says:

    A great move. Kobe sets an expample to famous people to show that they are, we’ll, people.

  13. DK says:

    feel bad for the guy, grew up watching him and its hard seeing him on the bench and not competing, especially in the final years of his career. Hope he gets better soon.

  14. kek says:

    shouldnt the people of Boston hate bryant?:P

  15. jimbo says:

    Another day, another promotion. Yawn, collect $500,000 weekly paycheck.