NEWS The other Bryant (Kobe) visits Alabama football

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Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant came to Tuscaloosa on Thursday to meet with the Alabama Crimson Tide and deliver a motivational speech.

In the land of Bear, another famous Bryant appeared Thursday in Tuscaloosa.

Kobe, the retired basketball star, stopped by to speak to Alabama's football team before its evening practice.

The former Los Angeles Lakers luminary was captured by the university's videographers discussing leadership as he sat next to strength and conditioning guru Scott Cochran.

In a clip posted to Alabama football's Twitter account, Bryant advised the players in his midst to listen and be observant in order to take charge.


Later, Bryant headed to Full Moon BBQ to grab some grub.

Then, presumably, it was Mamba Out...of Tuscaloosa.

Bryant is the latest high-profile sports figure to hit campus. Former San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke, a Bill Parcells acolyte, also visited Alabama this week to meet with Nick Saban's bunch.

Rainer Sabin | rsabin@al.com
The other Bryant (Kobe) visits Alabama football