The 2014 NFL Combine is officially underway with the best and brightest college football players showing NFL scouts they are worthy of being drafted in the upcoming draft.
One player stuck out amongst the rest in the first few days of the combine in terms of saying something that related to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Apparently, former University of Oregon running back, and current NFL draft prospect, DeAnthony Thomas is the original ‘Black Mamba’.
DeAnthony Thomas on sharing a nickname with Kobe: “I had it way before Kobe.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 21, 2014
Thomas is a native of Los Angeles, and earned the nickname playing youth football in the popular league owned by Snoop Dogg.
Thomas says that Snoop Dogg gave him the nickname because of his breakaway speed and ability to tear apart his opponents on the gridiron.
Kobe has yet to comment on the matter, but it’ll be interesting to see what he thinks about sharing a nickname with another professional athlete.
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