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I wrote a piece on the Ultimate All-Star Weekend for Grantland today, and in the process stumbled into some wonderful YouTube material that's still fairly undiscovered. Kobe Bryant traveled to the Philippines in 1998 for the first time, and I remember people talking about his trip, and how unguarded and fun-loving teenage Kobe was, while I was living in the Philippines. Ten years later, people were still talking about that trip. When I was writing the piece, I wanted to link to a clip of Kobe playing 3-on-3 in SM Megamall. It had been one of my favorite Pinoy hoops clips, mostly for the scenes where the barriers seem ready to buckle under the weight of the crowd, and for the images of Kobe being fun-loving but also pushing the streetball, "I'm gonna clown you" act too far. In the process, though, I found something I'd never seen before that knocked my socks off and set back my progress on the piece for a good 15 minutes as I watched the video over and over and just smiled.