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Kobe Bryant sits in on marketing class at the U

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08:43 AM ET 01.25 | Imagine taking a class at the University of Miami, showing up and seeing Kobe Bryant in the back? That's what happened Wednesday afternoon, when the injured Lakers star --- in town for Thursday's Heat game --- sat in the back of a marketing management class at UM, soaking in a discussion about the role of social media in the re-launch of the Ford Fiesta. The office of Eugene Anderson, the dean of UM's School of Business, got a call Wednesday morning saying Bryant wanted to attend a marketing or management class at UM, as he had done at Boston College the previous week. "He picked mine," UM professor Jeffrey Weinstock said. "I was flattered. The [students] were excited but not distracted." Accompanied by the dean, Bryant arrived a minute after the class started, quietly acknowledged the boisterous applause, then took a seat for the 75-minute class.

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January 25, 2014  08:48 AM ET

Working On Your 'Brand', Bro?

January 25, 2014  09:03 AM ET
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Working On Your 'Brand', Bro?

No just taking his talents to South Beach.

January 25, 2014  09:05 AM ET

Kobe threads every day.

Duncan took his team to the Finals recently and not a single thread all season.

January 25, 2014  10:28 AM ET

I really appreciate Kobe's willingness to learn new things. I wish kids coming out of HS have half that motivation.

January 25, 2014  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Kobe threads every day. Duncan took his team to the Finals recently and not a single thread all season.

Kobe is all about me..........




He is doing this to try and remain relevant......

January 25, 2014  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Kobe is all about me..........He is doing this to try and remain relevant......

It's a shame that one of the greatest big men in NBA history hardly gets mentioned while he still winning. Meanwhile Kobe can scratch himself and the Mambaphiles will fall down in adoration at how great he is.

January 25, 2014  12:57 PM ET

<pulls out mamba stamp>

<stamps>

[1 MORE RING OR BUST]

January 25, 2014  01:07 PM ET

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January 25, 2014  09:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's a shame that one of the greatest big men in NBA history hardly gets mentioned while he still winning. Meanwhile Kobe can scratch himself and the Mambaphiles will fall down in adoration at how great he is.

First off get over it dude Duncan is dam good but its not like kobe is asking these righters to right these lame **** threads at least it gets guys like you whining about the mamba getting too much attention and if they wrote about Duncan no one will comment cuz the dudes boring......p.s. the mamba is and always will be one of the best to ever step on an nba court

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January 26, 2014  04:14 AM ET
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Nope.Kobe himself knows that his window of winning titles is over. It's now time to pass on the torch to the next era of players - Lebron, Hibbert, Durant, and Stephen Curry - unless Duncan wants one last ring himself.Kobe's 5 rings are plenty - and it's just the right number for him. He's a clone of Jordan and falls just short of the original masterpiece. On the other hand, he gets one more than Shaq, his rival in terms of counting rings. He ties with Magic Johnson, the best and most popular player in Laker history. From this point on, Kobe is playing simply to collect his last payday and to chase the career individual marks that he believes are important to his legacy.

Or maybe, just maybe, he wants to come back this season, prove he still has it, and maybe help lure one or two big names come free agency.

 
January 26, 2014  04:15 AM ET
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Or maybe, just maybe, he wants to come back this season, prove he still has it, and maybe help lure one or two big names come free agency.

For one last run next season.

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