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Kobe Bryant discovered storytelling as a second act and won an Oscar

LOS ANGELES - After retiring from a basketball career that spanned two decades, Kobe Bryant - an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five NBA championships, two Finals MVPs and one-regular season MVP over 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers - set his sights on disrupting a new industry: entertainment.

In 2018, the basketball legend and self-proclaimed Black Mamba, who died Sunday in

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