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Kobe Bryant

Risks Most Valuable Hand

... To Pet a LION!!!

10/24/2013 4:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The fate of the Los Angeles Lakers rests in the hands of Kobe Bryant ... which is why it might be concerning that his hands are near the mouth of A LIVE MAN-EATING LION!!!

Kobe faced down the king of the jungle at an L.A. studio today ... during a commercial shoot for Turkish Airlines. Kobe's a celebrity spokesman for the airline.

Check out the pics above ... that's Kobe sticking his right hand (his shooting hand, mind you) directly up to the lion's mouth.

Fortunately, Kobe emerged without a scratch ... and he's lucky ... 'cause as everyone knows, big cats can be dangerous to humans. Just ask Adam Sandler ...

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JFC10    

WOW great non story TMZ. Who wrote this that fat loving kardashian lard Mike.

278 days ago
2.

Jeff    

risked his hand? Really? His hand was never in any real danger.

TMZ, creating a story out of nothing since 20??

278 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

I don't now whether to laugh or cry...

278 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

278 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

ooops...sorry for the dub post...wiping tears outa' my eyes..from, uh...crying...(?).

278 days ago
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6one9    

I hope someone `` FREES``` the Lion!!
Animals do not belong `` in cages!!!!

278 days ago
7.

Kelly    

Remember when he date raped that girl?

278 days ago
8.

Rocky    

Poor lion

278 days ago
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ABB    

What a friggin' idiot! I t would be so funny if the lion bit off this clown's hand! I live in LA and hate the Lakers.

278 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Everybody knows Kobe ain't the brightest MF around anyway. This notarizes what we already know. Somebody needs to tell him before he tries to stroke anything else, the lion is a male. Hey, .... never mind.

278 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

I sincerely hope those big cats are being well cared for. I love those amazing creatures.

278 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The Lion prefers only real African meat.

278 days ago
13.

carpediem    

Could be worse... Could be a bear!

278 days ago
14.

ty    

http://www.income4youth.com/index.php?refcode=1442

278 days ago
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demoncat    

risked his hand kobe is lucky the lion was not hungry and interested at that time for he looks bored in that pic besides the lion would have taken more then kobes hand .

278 days ago
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