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Very Cool Old Footage Of 16-Year-Old Kobe Bryant Taking Over A Game

Raw Sports has dug up a gem from 1995, tape of a Philadelphia-area sportscast breaking down high school junior Kobe Bryant leading Lower Merion to a playoff win. Bryant's heroics should be cued up; go to 10:10 of the video if not.

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Bryant led all scorers with 35 points, which you'd expect from the guy who'd go 13th overall a year later. The real fun is in seeing those indelible Kobe moves and mannerisms already fully formed, including some post-shot gesturing ripped right from the Michael Jordan playbook.

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