Kobe Bryant meets Rudy Ruettiger

Updated: April 14, 2011, 3:34 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two hours before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night, a man and his 13-year-old daughter walked up to Kobe Bryant.

Bryant had already been on the court for two hours and normally doesn't take a break from his pregame shooting routine for pictures and autographs, but he had just heard the girl finish a stirring practice rendition of the national anthem and happily obliged as the man thanked him and introduced himself and his daughter. ...

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