Hollywood Actress Cherie Johnson Drops Shocking Fact: “My Ex Still Hates Kobe Bryant”

Published 12/19/2021, 10:30 AM EST
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)


There’s not a single day that goes by when Kobe Bryant isn’t mentioned and remembered by the people he inspired. From his debut in the league until his retirement, he continued to touch the lives of people. However, when the Lakers legend passed away last year, people fondly recollected their memories about the superstar.

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The same can be said for Cherie Johnson, who fondly recalls her first interaction with Bryant.

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From time to time, fans, family members, the NBA fraternity, other athletes, and even celebrities speak up about the moments that they shared with him. This time, it’s the one and only Cherie Johnson, who revealed what it was like when she first ran into Kobe. In fact, he even managed to make Johnson’s former partner really mad. The story is indeed as funny as it sounds.

On her official YouTube channel, Cherie invited her cousin Shar, who is an actress like her. If you are not aware, Shar Jackson is known for her role in the popular sitcom, ‘Moesha’. During that time, she got to work with Kobe, who had a guest appearance in the show. While talking about what it was like acting next to Bryant, Cherie Johnson brought up her first meeting with the Lakers superstar.

She revealed that it was at Shar’s birthday party that they first met. Johnson said, “Do you know that my ex Robert still hates him [Kobe]? Because of that night? First of all, Kobe didn’t do anything wrong. He was sweet, he was excited. Kobe grabbed me and gave me a hug, and picked me up. The insecurities of the ex were bitter. ‘He took you out of my hands’. No! He didn’t. He’s just tall bruh.”

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Looking back at the role Kobe Bryant played in ‘Moesha’

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It was season 2, episode 5 of the show called ‘The Whistle Blower’. The plot was about an athlete in Crenshaw’s basketball team: Bryant played this role in the episode. He asks Moesha to help him with his SATs.

This was one of the first appearances Bryant ever made on TV and the rest was history. He went on to star in various other movies and TV shows. How can we forget the iconic Oscar-winning short, “Dear Basketball”?

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Indeed, this is a funny anecdote. One cannot help but think whether Johnson’s former partner had the correct reaction. After all, this is Kobe Bryant we are talking about, the man whose name will forever be embedded in the history of the NBA as one of the greatest players of all time.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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