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Chandler Parsons shares one of the best Kobe Bryant stories that prove he was a real OG: "This dude was cool as f**k"

Chandler Parsons has a cool Kobe Bryant story

Chandler Parsons has a cool Kobe Bryant story

Former NBA player Chandler Parsons shares one of the most incredible stories about the late great Kobe Bryant from his rookie season.

Bryant wanted to set up Parsons

Chandler Parsons is the NBA player we hadn't heard much from until a few months ago when he announced his official retirement from the league after a series of injuries and a car accident that caused numerous health problems for him. In a recent interview for "All The Smoke" podcast, Parsons recalled his rookie season and a game against the Los Angeles Lakers when Kobe Bryant epitomized himself as an absolute legend in Parson's eyes.

Parsons was a rookie playing against prime Kobe, and before the game, their head coach at the time Kevin McHale, gave a few pointers to his young player. The first rule was that he doesn't talk or engage with Kobe in any way, especially since he was assigned to cover him from the start of the game. Obviously, Kobe was getting one bucket after the other, and Parsons remembers how he ended up with around 40. On top of that, he started talking with Parsons about how he would set him up if he wanted to stay and have a good night in L.A.

"Of course, I am starting on Kobe, and the fourth quarter comes around, and Kobe looks at me, and he is like are you guys staying the night tonight? And I am like yeah, what's up? He goes, I will set you up if you want to go out tonight. I'm like, stop, I know what you are doing, and McHale is over there grilling me, like stop talking to this mothaf***er. He ends up going off for 40 that game, and we lose." 

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Parsons initially, like any other rookie, would assume Bryant was just messing around with him, but soon after the game, he received a text from Kobe himself saying he got everything sorted out for him to have a great time. Parsons still couldn't believe it because the reservation was for one of the best clubs in L.A., and it all sounded suspicious, but he ran with it, brought the entire team, and had one of the best nights ever. 

"I get a text, and it goes "You are all set at Supper club" dash sign Mamba. I am looking around like who is F***ing with me, no way? I write him back, saying something like are you coming, and he is like, nah, I can't make it, but my guy with hit you up. I got the next text saying, "hey, you are all set up, let me know what you need at the Supper club. I am bringing coaches, I am bringing trainers, I got it. We have a blast, we have the craziest night ever." 

Kobe is cool as f**k

Obviously, when you have that much fun at an elite club in L.A. it usually costs quite a bit of money so Parsons was shocked when he received the check from the waitress. They spent 22 thousand dollars, and as a rookie and someone who was extremely careful with money, Parsons was afraid of how he would cover the bill. Then, just before he started panicking, the waitress simply told him to sign as Kobe Bryant because, as Kobe said earlier that evening at the game, he got him covered. 

"2 am rolls around, and this waitress comes to me with the check, and I am like, oh s**t. I open it, and it's like 22 thousand dollars, and at this point, I am sick, I can't do that; this card is going to bounce. This chick looks at me, hands me a pen, and says, sign for Mr. Bryant, and I am like, what? I signed Kobe Bryant on a 22 thousand dollar club bill, and everybody was saying how this dude is going to go after me, but this dude was cool as f**k; he was awesome."

Like a true gentleman and an ultimate slick cat, Kobe Bryant took care of Parsons and kept his promise even though he might have wanted to mess around with him initially. Unfortunately, Parsons still doesn't know what prompted such a generous move by the late great Kobe, but will forever cherish it because not many rookies had such a great moment with a superstar in the NBA.

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