A new Kobe Bryant sculpture features the Los Angeles Lakers star going up for a dunk while a black mamba snake bites down on his Achilles tendon.

By Extra Mustard
August 18, 2014

Kobe Bryant has inspired a pretty odd sculpture on display in Taiwan as part of an exhibition of hoops-related art.

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The statue features Bryant struggling against a black mamba (of course) snake, that is biting down on his Achilles tendon, which the star injured in April 2013, keeping him out of the first 19 games of the ensuing season.

It's safe to say we can hold off on comparisons to Michelangelo's "David," though somehow we doubt that comparison has been made. 


-Brendan Maloy

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