The secret Kobe Bryant pickup games at UCLA were even CRAZIER than we thought -- with a teenage Mamba killing legit NBA stars and future Hall of Famers.
But there's one guy who DIDN'T get his ass busted by 17-year-old Kobe ... ex-NBA journeyman Ricky Davis!
Turns out, the stories are INSANE -- with Bryant holding his own with guys like Penny Hardaway, Shawn Kemp and more.
For the record, Davis was a freak athlete and had a long career in the NBA -- but Jelani says his best days were going head-to-head with Bryant.
You gotta watch. Great stuff.