Found May 17, 2013 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
That is Kobe Bryant in that picture.  That is also Kobe Bryant diving into shark-infested waters off the coast of Southern California.  Yes, the Black Mamba playing with sharks.  You [...]
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