Kobe Bryant Becomes the First Non-Actor to Have Footprints Enshrined at Graumans Chinese Theater

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Kobe Brant, the greatest force of nature to blow through the game since Michael Jordan made his final landing on the NBA runway, became the first athlete and first non-actor to have his footprints enshrined at the Graumans Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

Bryant, who had that extra swagger in his gait as a result of collecting five NBA titles and worldwide cult worship, trumpeted through the theater amid deafening roars from Los Angeles Lakers faithful before the likes of actor-director Robert Townsend, TV personality Arsenio Hall and many of the Lakers family. Comedians Jimmy Kimmel and George Lopez blew up the spot prior to Bryants appearance with liver-quivering jokes.

“The Grauman Chinese Theater is usually reserved for actors. Kobe hasnt acted since he pretended he was going to pass the ball to Luke Walton,” Kimmel quipped.

Bryant said the possibility was never really something he thought much about.

“Its not something Ive ever dreamed about or thought about,” Bryant said. “It’s a great honor. To be next to some of the people Im going to be next to is pretty cool.”

Lakers legendary coach Phil Jackson, general manager Mitch Kupchak and VP Jeanie Buss were also on hand for the momentous occasion.

After accepting the award, Bryant ceremoniously placed his bare hands in concrete, printed his name in the gook, then placed both shoes in the cement for posterity. –terry shropshire –RollingOut