Found August 16, 2013 on
Kobe Bryant was the top player in High School in the Mid 1990s but he was free to go straight to the NBA, unlike players in today’s game. So Bryant always get the question asked to him if he had to college where would he go. Kobe has hinted that Duke would have been his top choice. Bryant has a great relationship with Mike Krzyzewski. Well on Thursday night Bryant said during his event “Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel” , which raises his money for his Foundation. There he told Eric Pincus of the LA Times, that he would likely have went to play for North Carolina Defying the urban legend that he was Duke-bound, had he gone to college instead of the NBA straight out of high school, Bryant said he was leaning toward North Carolina. “I love [Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski],” Bryant said. “The truth has to come out.” Why North Carolina? Vince Carter, a Tar Heel, was one of the top guards in the country at the time. “I want to play against him, every single day,” Bryant said. There is no...

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski Coaching Team USA through 2016

Coach Mike Krzyzewski is coaching Team USA through 2016 after saying he wouldn’t return after the last Olympics.  This can be a good thing for Duke basketball going forward or it could cost them some deep tournament runs.  He has the most wins in division one basketball history, so hopefully this doesn’t hurt the Blue Devils the next four years. This will be the third Olympics...

Kobe Reveals He Would Have Chosen North Carolina, Not Duke, If He Had Gone To College

Despite the long-lived assumption that Kobe Bryant would have played under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke had he gone to college instead of joining the NBA right out of high school, the 34-year-old revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel at his ”Kobe Up Close” event Thursday night that he was actually leaning toward signing with North Carolina. According to Eric Pincus, Los Angeles...
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