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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Kobe Bryant built a business empire extending far beyond basketball | Los Angeles Times

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After his 20 years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant became a business mogul, author and Oscar-winning filmmaker. He was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of a total of eight people, including one of his daughters. “What he was aspiring to do was great because he wasn’t just going to be slapping his name on things for vanity,” commented Chris Silbermann, chief executive of talent agency ICM Partners. Months after his last game as a Laker, Bryant unveiled Bryant Stibel & Co., a venture captial fund that Bryant co-founded with entrepreneur, Jeff Stibel. They invested in media and tech companies, some of which included LegalZoom and Epic Games, the maker of smash hit “Fortnite.” Kobe also co-founded the Mamba Sports Academy that has held football strength and conditioning, Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments, and sports performance conferences.

Source: https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-01-26/kobe-bryant-businessman-investor

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