Kobe ‘The Black Mamba’ Bryant hissed like a snake when he wanted the ball

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Ever wondered how seriously Kobe Bryant took his self-proclaimed nickname “Black Mamba?”

Well, Wizards forward Jared Dudley was able to answer that question in an interview on Friday.


When talking about Bryant, Dudley recalls, “He’d always do a sizzling with his lips, asking for the ball.”

And even though it seems crazy that Kobe Bryant really took his “Mamba-ness” that seriously, it can’t come as that big of a shock. In fact, the Mamba himself has acknowledged his hissing back in 2013.

Either way, it’s a shame NBA players will never hear that hiss again.