Kobe Bryant Honours Jerry Buss' Poker Passion at WSOP 2013

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Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant honored the late Dr. Jerry Buss with a special message to players at the WSOP yesterday. The legendary Lakers owner was a fixture in big California games for decades and he specifically loved stud poker.

Kobe made the dedication and gave the official "shuffle up and deal" announcement for Event #23: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud. Caesers Interactive invited Bryant to play in some events this year but rehabilitation from injuries will keep him out, at least until next year.

Photo and video courtesy of WSOP.com.

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