Kobe Bryant is everywhere in today’s NBA

Christian Wood was a toddler, a little giddy and a little mesmerized, when he first saw Kobe Bryant soar across his family’s television screen in Long Beach, Calif. At age four, he watched Bryant claim his first NBA championship. The next year, another. And another the year after that—his fandom accelerating with every dunk, crossover and fadeaway. Whatever the Lakers’ superstar did, young Christian tried to emulate.