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Kobe Bryant, Stephanie Rice called out for alleged inappropriate relationship

Liz Cambage became the first woman to dunk at the Olympics, and then she became the first athlete to go on record calling out Kobe Bryant and Stephanie Rice for having an inappropriate relationship.

Things between Bryant and Rice started cooking when the NBA MVP visited the Australian swim team before the Games began since the teams were staying at the same hotel in Manchester. Rice and Bryant took some pictures, including the one seen above which the swimmer shared on Twitter and Instagram, along with the message “First piccy with a “star” going to be hard to beat… Kobe.” Rice was also pretty excited about an autographed pair of sneakers Kobe gave her, and he received some signed swim caps as part of the trade.

Fast forward to the second week of the Olympics and the closeness between the two continued. Bryant was spotted at the velodrome on Tuesday watching some cycling along with Rice:

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Liz Cambage becomes first woman to dunk at Olympics (Video)

Australia’s Liz Cambage became the first woman to dunk at the Olympics when she slammed one down during the third quarter of Australia’s 70-66 win over Russia on Friday.

Cambage is a 6’8″ center who plays for the Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. Despite her height, she hardly ever dunks.

“Not even in practice,” said teammate Lauren Jackson. “That was so exciting.

“That’s the first time I’ve seen it in the Olympics,” said Jackson, who is playing in her fourth Olympics. “Even in the WNBA, you see some girls do it, on a fast break but she had the zone around her, she had people around her. She made it look so easy.

“I wish I could do that.”

Cambage did make it look easy. She had a wide open lane and went in for the easy dunk.

Cambage had a strong all-around game going for 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Both Australia and Russia are 3-1 in Group B play.

Between Cambage at the Olympics and Brittney Griner dunking during NCAA games, we’re seeing a lot of dunking firsts in women’s basketball this year.

H/T I am a GM