Kobe isn’t the only player in the NBA to have that name. They even played on the same team for a year (Lakers of course). It was a different spelling but pronounced the same way. Coby Karl, son of hall of fame coach George Karl. He played a total of 2 years in the NBA for the Lakers, Cavs and Warriors. Wasn’t good at all averaging just 2.4 points, 1.3 boards and 1 assist over the just 24 games he played total for all 3 teams in 2 different 1 year stents in the NBA.