UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) - In a rare public appearance since he was accused of sexual assault, basketball star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa attended the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, where he was picked as the favorite male athlete.
The show was taped Saturday night at the Universal Amphitheater, and the media was prevented from recording Bryant's acceptance speech.
Bryant held his fist in the air after claiming his trophy, a multicolored surfboard emblazoned with the words "Teen Choice Awards 2003." He also won last year.
The Los Angeles Lakers' star made a peace sign with his fingers, made a thumbs-up gesture and waved for fans on the arrivals line. He also kissed the hand of his wife, Vanessa.
Braving the horror show that is Comicon. We're not set up, but we'll be around all weekend.
All right, I'm enjoying Rhyno's "man-beast" gimmick: He keeps his hair long, wears full-body wrestling tights with a big "R" on the back and uses the "Rhino Gore" as his finishing move. Can't you imagine him watching the Discovery Channel one day while tossing around possible gimmicks and having one of those "Hey, wait a second!" epiphanies during a rhino segment?
To spruce things up, the WWF should give Undertaker and Kane last names -- like Undertaker and Kane O'Brien, the O'Brien Brothers -- just for comedy's sake. Hopefully the door's still open.
RVD is approaching the always-exciting "The crowd loves him, but he's not getting a major push yet" phase which helps makes wrestling so much fun. It only happens once every few years -- Stone Cold in '96, The Rock in '98, Shawn Michaels in '93 and so on. -- ESPN's Bill Simmons back in 2001
Originally posted by JayJayDeanI hear Kobe's really big with teenage girls.
Yeah, just like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen.
(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 5.8.03 0940) "Seattle takes Luke Ridnour to go with Collison ... they're stockpiling white guys to go clubbing with Brent Barry." ESPN.com's Bill Simmons from his 2003 NBA draft diary.