Some of greatest basketball games I ever saw were in the Baker League, Philly summer league for pros and college players.
I saw Darryl Dawkins play his first game after drafted by the Sixers. World B. Free was on that team and JoeJellybeanBryant (Kobe's dad).
Fly Williams too.
NBA All star game was team LBJ vs team GIA. Kobes dad is Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and his daughter is Gianna Bryant. So we have team LBJ or LJB Little JoeBryant and Team GIA played to a 157-155 score 1+5+7+1+5+5=24 2×4=8
Did you know that the late Kobe Bryant’s dad Joe “Jellybean” Bryant once coached a team in the @aseanbasketball? The latter mentored the defunct Sports Rev Thailand Slammers in 2013 and lost to the @SMBeermenTeam in the semis. @agelessasi88 led the SMB team that year.
Yes i am sad on the death of a historic philly family yes joejellybeanbryant was dynamic at la salle in 1973 to 1975 i watch them play in person . 1974 and 1975 la salle team was impressive and a menoranle game vs Syracuse in march on ncaa tournament.
Digging through the archives after Kobe's death, I found this nugget:
The Inquirer's 1972 All-Area HS basketball team featured both a future Sixer (Joe "Jellybean" Bryant) and a future Sixer GM (Ed Stefanski). pic.twitter.com/B2O7hqjAel
What’s even more astonishing is that Kobe’s dad is - JoeJellyBeanBryant was a former NBA player & coach of a WNBA team - and NO ONE, NOT ONE sports channel has even interviewed him or compared/highlighted his career with his sons?... WTF is controlling the narrative #RIPKobe
PSA: In 1975 the Philadelphia 76ers Drafted Darryl Dawkins and Lloyd Free and traded for JoeBryant. Meaning they signed Chocolate Thunder (Top5 nickname ever) World B. Free and Jellybean. No sports team has ever had a better nickname summer ever!