Kobe Returns To Lower Merion High School

Even in the stuffed halls of his former high school, where he is fervently pursued by wide-eyed students with pens and cell phone cameras in hand, Kobe Bryant can feel at ease.

At Lower Merion High School, Bryant is not the former accused rapist with a tarnished public image, the player who ran off Shaq, or even a “HOMETOWN ZERO” — which the Philadelphia Daily News blasted over his photo on the back page of Friday’s paper.

No, here, Kobe Bryant is nothing but a hero. Kobe Bryant is home.