Kobe Bryant Once Took Tamar Braxton on a Date to Friday’s
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The ladies of The Real sent Kobe Bryant well wishes on their show today as the NBA legend gears up to play his final game. But during the show Tamar Braxton also revealed that she once went on a date with the basketball star.

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It was early in Kobe’s career when the two met in Philadelphia for a “friendly date.” “We went to Friday’s,” Tamar dished, “And discovered we was like homies.” So, while there wasn’t a romantic connection, at least the two became friends.

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Tamar also took to Instagram to share this wonderful throwback of the two, writing:

“Today on the #TheReal shout out to my old homie @kobebryant you retire today❣(after 20 years) congrats to you and the fabulous, beautiful @vanessabryant and those gorgeous daughters on an AMAZING career#lookatGod #MambaDay”

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Congrats on your long and wonderful career, Kobe!

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