Raw Sports dug up some circa 1995 footage this week of a 16-year-old Kobe Bryant doing what he does best: taking over a basketball game.
Bryant, a junior in high school in the video, leads all scorers with 35 points and 12 rebounds. As cool as the in-game footage is, my favorite part of the clip is the post-game interview with Bryant.
As he speaks about rising to the challenge and not going down without a fight, it becomes clear that Kobe has had his signature competitive swagger since day one.
Take a minute and enjoy watching a now-NBA legend dominate a game as a kid. Start watching at the 10:00 mark for the best footage.