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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant was willing to take a free throw with his eyes closed -- for $5,000

Gerard Wallace backed down from the bet, but it looks like Kobe was up for the challenge.
Nov 21st 2012, 6:25 PM 2,280 0

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IT’S LATE ON in a tight game and an opponent challenges you to take a crucial free-throw with your eyes closed. You laugh him off and say no, right?

No. If you’re Kobe Bryant, you ask “how much you wanna put on it?” and then offer to take on the challenge for $5,000.

The TV cameras picked up this little bit of chit-chat between Kobe and Gerard Wallace during the Lakers’ 95-90 win against the Brooklyn Nets last night.

“I was trying to get him to close his eyes to shoot,” Wallace told the NY Daily News afterwards. “I had to make a big bet. So I told him just shoot the free throws.”

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