I went to Kobe's first ever Basketball Academy at Loyola Marymount University. During the camp I got to talk with him quite a bit, our team took a picture with him, and all the campers got an autograph from him as well. I would have attended Kobe's camp the next year but that was the last year I was eligible because of my age.
My other autograph I have was when I went to a Kings-Lakers game at Arco Arena. A few years back when I lived in Redding, CA (NorCal) I would always attend both of the Lakers-Kings games that were held at Arco. Well, this time around I made a sign saying, "Where the Machine Happens" because this was during the time of Sasha's reign and popularity with the Lakers. I arrived real early for the game as did many other Lakers fans. We were all huddled courtside watching some of the Lakers players warm up: Farmar, Brian Cook, Luke Walton, and Sasha. When Sasha was done shooting he came over to all of us Lakers fans and began to sign autographs. When he saw my sign he laughed and wasn't sure where I wanted him to sign. Not really thinking....
I had him sign my Kobe jersey I was wearing.
Now when I show people my autographs people think I have 2 Kobe autographs (Kobe Academy sweatshirt and my Kobe jersey) but then I tell them the Kobe jersey autograph is really Sasha's.
"I just put my faith in God. Through him we can do all things"
- Kobe Bryant, March 24, 2004