Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Fallon made beer run together in 1996 (Video)
Jimmy Fallon unveiled some of his best work to date on Wednesday night when he got the cast of “Saved by the Bell” back together for a fantastic skit. The awesomeness of the reunion overshadowed a great story that he and Kobe Bryant told together.
Bryant, who also appeared on Wednesday night’s show, apparently goes back a long way with Fallon. When Kobe was a rookie in 1996, he and Fallon were at a party together in Los Angeles. Since they were “nobodies” — as Kobe put it — at the time, someone asked if Bryant could make a beer run for the party. Fallon went with him.
Not knowing anything about the LA area, Kobe and Fallon went to Pink Dot to try to buy some beer. Pink Dot is a grocery store that only delivers food and beer, so they were almost out of luck. Of course, Kobe flashed his ID and said he played for the Lakers and the store took care of them.
The best part? Kobe was either 18 or 19 at the time. It obviously didn’t matter.
Between the beer run story, the “Saved by the Bell” reunion and revealing the new cover of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Fallon had himself a banner night.