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The Black Mamba turns 36 today.

Happy Birthday Kobe Bryant! The five-time NBA champion turns 36 today, and we want to take a moment and wish him well and thank him on this day.

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It's also a great excuse to post whatever the heck we want about Kobe in this little hub, and in the comments. I'll kick it off with a 30 minute highlight reel featuring his playoff hits through the Lakers' from 2008-2012. Enjoy.

This is also a good moment to thank Molly Martirez for making the banner above for the Black Mamba. Here's to (at least) a few more Kobe birthdays to celebrate while he's still wearing the purple and gold armor, and a (hopefully) loaded and exciting comments section below celebrating Mamba Day.

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