Fans Go Crazy As Hilarious Picture Showing Hollywood Actress Obssessed by Kobe Bryant Resurfaces

Published 11/03/2021, 12:35 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 16, 2012: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during Lakers vs Mavericks at the Staples Center. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


Kobe Bryant was perhaps the greatest ever to don the Lakers jersey. With a whooping 5 NBA championships and multiple unbelievable performances, Bryant solidified his status as a Lakers’ great.

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After seeing perhaps one of the biggest highs in a three-peat with Shaquille O’Neal, it was Kobe who stuck through the struggling seasons for the Purple and Gold, often dragging them to post-season appearances with a middling supporting cast at his disposal.

With no superstar or even an All-Star alongside him, it was Kobe who had to put on all the work in the Lakers’ lineup. Although this did not mean much in terms of championship glory, this situation truly brought out some incredible performances from the ‘Black Mamba’.

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When Halle Berry was caught stalking Kobe Bryant during a game

Los Angeles is perhaps one of the biggest markets for the NBA. With an impeccable arena in the Staples center, it is not a surprise to see why pop artists to actors have been a regular feature in the arenas.

2005 was no different. In a game between the Laker and the Dallas Mavericks, popular Hollywood actress and Oscar winner Halle Berry was spotted courtside. In a tense situation Kobe was conversing with the referees regarding a call.

While the cameras did show Bryant, Halle Berry’s reaction truly spurned NBA fans. Watching the 5-time champion, Berry couldn’t help but start blushing and had a smirk on her face as well.

The actress even spoke about Kobe in an interview the same evening. When asked about who her favorite team was, Berry said, “I’m a big Lakers fan, that’s for sure. A big Lakers fan.” The Oscar-winning actress was later asked who her favorite player was and she said, “Kobe… And Caron Butler.”

The obsession with Kobe was really apparent in the pictures. As for the game, the Lakers ultimately prevailed with a 100-95 scoreline. Bryant, as usual, was the star of the show scoring a game high 36 points.

Fans react to re-emergence of photos of Halle Berry stalking Kobe

Recently NBA twitter went to an absolute meltdown. After the photos of Berry having a little smirk upon seeing Bryant re-emerged, fans had some interesting reactions to the same.

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While the actress’ reaction did lead to some massive rumors, ultimately the two were headed into different paths. But if we would have seen the couple pair up, it surely would have been the league’s power couple though.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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