As you know by now, everyone has a good Kobe Bryant story to tell, and Chris Bosh is no different. Yesterday, Bosh took to ChrisBosh.com to share his best Kobe story with the world. It involves Kobe, former NBA player Michael Redd, and the most intense game of Pop-a-Shot of all time.
According to Bosh, Kobe and Redd started playing Pop-a-Shot one day back in 2008 during the Summer Olympics in Beijing, and by the time it was over—Bosh claims their Pop-a-Shot marathon lasted for more than two hours—both of them were dripping in sweat. Here’s Bosh’s full story:
We went to the village to hang out a few times while the Olympic Games were going on, and I remember everybody walking through the arcade that they’d set up for the athletes. There were a bunch of games, but in particular, they had those mini pop-a-shot basketball games that you can find in just about every arcade in the world. Kobe and Michael Redd started playing, and things got competitive. After a few games, I got tired of watching, so I left to meet up with some friends. I had to have been gone for a couple of hours. When it was almost time to head back to the hotel, I stopped by the arcade again and those guys were still playing! Both of them were in a full sweat with a focus like it was a real game. That was pretty funny to me because I’d always heard about how competitive Kobe was and in that moment, I got to witness it for myself.
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[via For The Win]