Dez Bryant rocks Kobe Bryant jersey ahead of debut with Baltimore Ravens

Brad Sullivan
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant arrived for his team’s road game against the Indianapolis Colts offering a subtle tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s jersey.

Dez Bryant, who was promoted on Saturday from the Ravens’ practice squad, is set to see his first NFL action since the end of the 2017 season.

Prior to joining the Ravens, the 32-year-old Dez Bryant’s career had one similarity to his namesake’s 20-year career with the Lakers in that he had spent all eight of his previous seasons with one team, the Dallas Cowboys.

During Dez Bryant’s time with the Cowboys, he caught 531 passes and scored on 73 of those tosses. In 2014, he led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 16.

The Ravens are certainly hoping that their new receiver can channel Kobe Bryant’s unending passion for improving his performance as they continue to stay within striking distance of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.