Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Once Revealed the Unknown Similarities He Had With Kobe Bryant: “So Much in Common”

Published 04/27/2022, 8:46 AM EDT

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Like it or not, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is the face of Major League Baseball. Even after years of his retirement, A-Rod has not lost his charm in baseball. Having played for over 20 years in MLB, the Yankees legend is one of the biggest sports personalities in American sports.

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One thing that A-Rod started doing from the very early days of his career is that he made his connections across the sports personalities of different sports. And thanks to that, he is one of the most popular faces in American sports. Apart from his love for baseball, A-Rod always found basketball a fascinating game.

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And because of that, he shared some close relationships with Magic Johnson and the late Kobe Bryant. Many people might not know, but A-Rod and Kobe started their professional careers with a gap of just one-two year.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant went to universities at the same time

Well, every child in America either dreams of playing either NBA, MLB, or NFL. Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant were no different. But before pursuing their dreams of becoming sports professionals, both completed their education. Even A-Rod and Kobe had little age difference.

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A-Rod made his MLB debut in the 1994 season, while just two years later, Kobe also made his big debut in the NBA. And guess what? The two of them had tremendous careers in their respective field. They even retired in the same year, i.e., 2016. In 2019, A-Rod and Kobe sat together for a podcast. That’s when A-Rod revealed these things about him and the late Kobe Bryant.

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“Kobe and I have so much in common. We kind of came up at the same time,” A-Rod said. “But one of the things we have in common is we showed up at universities. I know he used to show up at Duke. I took classes at Columbia Business School, Miami Business School. And people are like, why are you not in yacht? Why are you not on vacation? I am like, I am practicing. I am getting ready.”

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In 2020, Kobe Bryant met with a chopper accident, and he, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, left the world. To date, the world mourns Kobe’s and his daughter’s untimely demise.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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