Kobe Bryant’s Cousin John Cox Is Lighting Up The Olympic Basketball Tournament

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Kobe Bryant’s Cousin John Cox Is Lighting Up The Olympic Basketball Tournament

 

Wait, what? Kobe Bryant’s Cousin is competing in the Olympics? Yes! John Cox plays basketball for Team Venezuela and he played against none other than Team USA last night.

Cox was born in Venezuela to American parents, at the time of his birth his father John “Chubby” Cox was playing basketball in Venezuela. His father also played in the NBA, for the Washington Bullets. John Cox’s aunt is married to Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, Kobe’s dad. In yesterday’s losing effort, Cox was Venezuela’s best player – he finished with 19 points. He was causing trouble for Team USA, as 10 of his 19 points were scored in the first quarter.

 

Kobe, obviously watched the game and was proud of his cousin. Check out his tweet:

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