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Marcus Camby
Marcus Camby
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Born: 03/22/74
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Earnings: $135,352,849 ($201,172,785*)

Chandler Parsons: 'Kobe Bryant paid me a $22,000 club bill... this dude was cool as f---'

Chandler Parsons story on Kobe Bryant:  So my rookie year we’re playing in Staples Center. Kevin McHale pulls me aside and tells me ‘you’re gonna see crazy people, you’re gonna see celebrities there and Kobe is gonna try and bust your ass, like he’s gonna be offended you’re guarding him.’ First of all, I’m just looking at the court side. My head’s on a swivel, I’ve never seen this before, right? I’m like, goddamn, this is great. Denzel Washington is there, this chick is there… I’m already distracted. And of course I’m starting on Kobe. A little side note: Jordan Hill that year had got traded from Houston to LA. So the fourth quarter comes around and Kobe looks at me and he’s like, ‘are you guys staying the night tonight?’ And I’m like, making sure McHale is not looking at me and I’m like ‘yeah, what up? We’re staying.’ He goes, ‘I’ll set you up. I’ll get your number from Hill if you want to go out tonight’. McHale is over there grilling me like ‘stop talking to this motherf—–’. So he ends up going off, he scores like 40 that game and we lose. After the game we’re going to have dinner at the Katsuya LA Live. We’re with all the OGs, right? We’re with Marcus Camby and they’re all taking me out. I get a text that goes ‘You’re all set at Supper Club – Mamba’. And I’m like, looking around like ‘alright, who’s f—— with me?’ Like, no way. Courtney Lee was my guy and I’m like, showing him like, is this real? So I write him back. I’m like, are you coming? And he’s like ‘no, I can’t make it but my guy will hit you up’. Guy texts me ‘Hey, you’re set up, let me know what you need at Supper Club’, whatever.
Chandler Parsons: So at this point, I’m like, guys, I got you. Kobe’s my guy. He set it up. Let’s go! JB Bickerstaff is there. I’m bringing coaches. I’m bringing trainers. This is ‘I got it’. And we have a blast, right? We have the craziest night ever. Supper Club was the club where the tables were beds. It was awesome. It was nuts. Then 2 AM rolls around. I’m with these guys that made hundreds of millions of dollars and this waitress beelines right to me with the check. And I’m like, ‘oh shit!’… She’s bringing me this bill for God knows how much and I’m like, oh man. I open it and it’s like $22,000 and now at this point I’m like, physically sick. I can’t do this because the card’s gonna bounce! I’ll never forget it, this chick looks at me, hands me a pen and says ‘sign for Mr. Bryant’. And I’m like, what?! A made a video of the whole thing, I’m so excited. I signed ‘Kobe Bryant’ on a $22,000 club bill… This dude was cool as f—.
Storyline: Kobe Bryant Stories
When he retired in 2016 — quietly, of course — he left the sport as the best power forward it had ever seen. He had connected the NBA from Jordan to LeBron to Curry, as his franchise ushered in an era of globalism to the league. He not only outlasted his peers — Kevin Garnett, O’Neal and Bryant — but also bested them as the greatest player of his generation, and as No. 9 on The Athletic’s list of the top 75 players in NBA history. “Just hearing the story of him being from St. Croix. Him growing up as a swimmer to being, in my opinion, the greatest power forward to play this ball game,” said Marcus Camby, who played against the Spurs 50 times during his career. “He had this stoic face all the time. You can never really get a read on him and get a read on how he was feeling out there on the basketball court. But one thing that spoke volumes was the way that he played.