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Here’s your Taiwanese statue of naked Kobe Bryant wrestling a black mamba

Aug 18, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT


Well… it’s not Michelangelo’s David.

And I feel safe saying in a few years when they put a statue of Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, it will not look like this.

This is from the Basketball Art Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s a statue of naked Kobe apparently trying to shoot a lay-up/floater while battling and being fouled by a black mamba snake. For the record, the snake is biting Kobe in the Achilles, which is one of his recent injuries.

I’m no art critic, but I know what I like and… let’s never speak of this again. I’ll stick with the garden sculptures at the Huntington.

Hat tip to Lakers Nation.

  1. cantonbound13 - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Ok, that’s enough PBT for today.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 19, 2014 at 3:03 AM

      Does Kobe really need to have his ego stroked any more with a statue like this?!

      Check out this post on rim protectors:

  2. 00maltliquor - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Jesus Christ

    *Jason Collins in Mr. Slave voice*

  3. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    He’s got a big snake going up his rear. I guess now he knows how Katelyn Faber felt.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Okay, even I had to laugh at that!

  4. sportsfan18 - Aug 18, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Kobe commissioned this himself…

    He only paid $125K for it too…

  5. motobus - Aug 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    That’s not a snake.

  6. jonremi - Aug 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Maybe the Lakers could sign the snake for the league minimum.

  7. elcaminobilly - Aug 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Why, oh why, did I read this article? Scary.

  8. billtetley53 - Aug 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Well, that explains where kb2408 has been the last few months.

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