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Busy Day For Kobe Bryant: NBA All-Star Practice, Star On Walk Of Fame, & The Black Mamba Movie Debut

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Kobe Bryant is no stranger to NBA All-Star Weekend. He has been selected an All-Star for the 13th straight season, and is the de facto host this weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today is an especially busy day for Bryant, who not only had All-Star practice, but also is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and had a mini-movie debut, as The Black Mamba, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was released today.

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Kobe today becomes the first athlete to get a star in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. George Lopez is master of ceremonies at the event, and others to take part in the ceremony will by Jimmy Kimmel and Lakers VP Jeanie Buss, per the Associated Press. Bryant's busy day concludes with the debut of the over-the-top The Black Mamba movie, which debuted today at NikeBasketball.com:

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Bryant spoke with reporters before getting his star on Saturday, telling Beto Duran of ESPN Radio 710 that he didn't take acting lessons, but was coached by his film cohorts Bruce Willis and Robert Rodriguez. We'll see about that, but given that Kobe has won three All-Star MVPs already and that Sunday's game is on his home floor, Kobe's weekend might not be over just yet.

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