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ko8e24
02-10-2010, 06:48 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/10/kobe-bryant-all-star-part_n_456203.html

Kobe Bryant is promoting a party thrown by Show Magazine during the upcoming All-Star Weekend in Dallas, according to an article at TMZ.

The web site reports that Bryant graces the party's promotional posters, which promise that girls who have appeared in the magazine will attend the party in "sexy outfits." (Scroll down to see pictures from the magazine.) It is unclear whether Bryant will play in the All-Star Game, as he is currently nursing a sore left ankle.

Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old in 2003, but the charges were ultimately dismissed. Afterwards, Bryant issued an apology, writing that "although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did."

If reports of the party are true, it is the second time in recent weeks that some have questioned his marketing choices. In January, he appeared in a gun-themed Nike ad, boasting that "I don't leave anything in the chamber" just days after two NBA players were suspended for the rest of the season for gun crimes.


http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/10/kobe-bryants-all-star-bash-la-lakers-show-magazine/

Kobe is the poster boy on a flier touting him as the host of a party at NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas. The catch: The party is being thrown by Show Magazine -- a men's publication featuring scantily clad and topless women.

So why would Kobe -- who dodged a career-ending bullet in 2003 -- make a move that could potentially sully his resurrected image?

Kobe's camp isn't talking -- but reps from the magazine and the club where the party is set to go down each insist Kobe negotiated a fee and put his Hancock on a contract.

The owner of Show Magazine also claims he had to have the flier approved by the NBA before he could start distributing it around town.

As for the sexy models -- we're told some of the girls from the magazine will be appearing at the party in "sexy outfits."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/10/kobe-bryants-all-star-bash-la-lakers-show-magazine/#ixzz0fAyc2UU1

fresh prince
02-10-2010, 06:56 PM
This is a NON STORY Sounds like a pretty dope party

_KB24_
02-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Wow.......I guess hosting parties at the Playboy Mansion are sending the "wrong message" as well. :facepalm:

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02-10-2010, 07:11 PM
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PC
02-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Just to mess you up

TheHoopsProphet
02-10-2010, 07:15 PM
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madiaz3
02-10-2010, 07:15 PM
this is a real big stretch trying to correlate those two...