To honor Bryant's retirement, the Weekly has gathered some of our favorite Kobe encounters from friends, family and us. They span his career, from when he was a smug youngster to the wise veteran of today, from Pavilions to Orange, with men, women and kids alike. The rest of OC celebrities, take note: Be like No. 24, not Michael Jordan.
Read more on the latest OC Weekly Cover Story out on newsstands today: