Kobe Bryant was once an Italian action movie star

Tue, Feb 28

In case a broken nose in the NBA All-Star Game didn't tip you off, Kobe Bryant can be a pretty tough guy.

But did you know that the Black Mamba once was an Italian action movie hero, starring in the decades-old crime film "Milano Kalibro Kobe" alongside fellow NBAer Marco Belinelli, some members of the Azurri (Italy's soccer team), and a diminutive Dutchman-slash-soccer super villain?