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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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16.

TURKEYGIRL    

I care more about the Lion in the cage!!!

364 days ago
17.

sua may tinh tai nha    

good (y)
http://suamaytinh3t.com/sua-may-tinh-tai-nha/

364 days ago
18.

Hell If I Know    

Just a rich rapist who bought his way out of prison. His wife is half a psycho.

364 days ago
19.

The world is disgusting    

Animals do not belong in cages! Kobe does though! Rapist.

364 days ago
20.

miss b    

Put Kobe In The Cage
Let The Lion Go Free.

364 days ago
21.

The world is disgusting    

Rapists belong in cages, no animals!

364 days ago
22.

Pink    

Nobody cares, I hope the lion eats him

364 days ago
23.

chris    

That lion looks scary as F***.

364 days ago
24.

The Zombie    

I used to have a job feeding exotic animals. His hand was not in danger. Probably worst thing that could happen is the lion could turn around and spray him. I would pet a Bengal tiger through the fence, and he'd try to spray me sometimes. I did get bitten by a coyote once, though.

364 days ago
25.

en Todo Momento!!    

the lion's like: ey, bro, you from africa? xDD

363 days ago
26.

Observer    

TMZ............................

DRAMA QUEENS!

FACED DOWN?
EMERGED WITHOUT A SCRATCH?
HE'S LUCKY!
FATE OF L.A. LAKERS.

TMZ writing for SOAP OPERA's NOW?

Give us a BREAK!

363 days ago
27.

RICKY BOBBY1    

Kobe is coming back just like Ricky Bobby! Taming the Cougar!

362 days ago
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