Steve Koonin Rumors

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The Atlanta Zoo, in conjunction with the Atlanta Hawks, announced on Thursday that they would name its own resident black mamba in honor of Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant, who you probably know by now is retiring at the end of the year. According to press release: “Kobe Bryant’s career accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Hawks and Philips Arena CEO Steve Koonin. “He has set a standard with his incredible work ethic, tremendous will and competitive spirit. We’re happy to be partnering with Zoo Atlanta to recognize the impact Kobe has made on the NBA and its popularity worldwide.”