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Kobe Bryant playing at Rucker Park (2002)

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Holcombe Rucker Park is famously known for producing some of the greatest basketball talent that the world has ever seen.

The court is named after Harlem teacher and playground director for the New York City Parks Department, Holcombe L. Rucker. Holcombe started a basketball tournament in 1950 in order to help less fortunate kids stay off the streets and aim for college careers. Now it is home to NBA stars and some of the best high school talent in the country.

After helping the Lakers win their 3rd straight NBA championship, Kobe Bryant put on a show at the legendary Rucker Park.

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