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Crossover: Before Kobe was KOBE, w/ Mike Sielski

Mike Sielski, author of “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality,” joins Howard Beck to discuss the life of Kobe.

On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes author Mike Sielski to discuss his new book, “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality,” which explores Kobe’s formative years, from Italy to Lower Merion Township in Pennsylvania. Who was Kobe at age 15? What kind of player was he in high school? When did schoolmates realize he would become a star?

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