Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • Amber Rose
  • Lee Daniels
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Boyz II Men
  • Eve
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Holly Robinson Peete
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kevin Hart
  • The Roots
  • Will Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Bill Cosby

Kobe Bryant

He may have brought five NBA championships to Los Angeles, but Philadelphia is the city that made Kobe Bryant. His hometown turned on him, however, when he claimed he wanted to "cut the hearts out" of the 76ers during the 2001 playoffs. Years later, he still won't apologize for the aggressive comment, but still claims he's "deeply appreciative" of everything Philly has taught him.

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