Kobe Bryant fans from Italy say they quit jobs, flew to Philly to watch him play

Published Dec. 2, 2015 12:15 p.m. ET

Let us start by saying, there is a chance this could've just been a way for two fans to get attention. Or these are legitimately two of the biggest Kobe Bryant fanatics on Earth.

Two guys from Italy, in their Kobe jerseys, sat courtside at Tuesday's Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers game. According to a sign they held up, they paid $6,000 for their seats and $2,500 for their flight to Philly . . . and quit their jobs just to be there.