>Kobe Going Hollywood

21 Jan


ESPN reports

The five-time NBA champion is set to become the first athlete to have  his hand and foot imprinted in a ceremony at the world-renowned  Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Feb. 19, it was announced Thursday. Bryant  also is taking a turn at acting in a soon-to-be released short film  directed by Robert Rodriguez in conjunction with Nike.

Bryant will join actors such as Marilyn  Monroe, Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Harrison Ford and  John Wayne in receiving the cement distinction in front of the theater  located on Hollywood Boulevard.

“To be a part of such elite  company is a tremendous honor. I’m proud to be the first athlete to be  recognized,” Bryant said in a statement.

It  will be a busy NBA All-Star weekend for Bryant, who leads all vote  getters after the fourth round of ballot returns. Bryant will appear in  the 13th All-Star Game of his 15-season career on Sunday, Feb. 20. The  hand and foot imprint ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19,  preceding a gala hosted by Bryant that is expected to include more than  1,200 guests. The Rodriguez mini-movie (it’s eight minutes long,  according to Entertainment Weekly) will debut sometime during All-Star  weekend as well.

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