I have heard the word 'kobe' (pronounced koh-bee) said in gaming videos by VanossGaming, usually just before he gets a throwing knife kill.

What does 'kobe' mean?

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    Can you pinpoint a specific time in the video.. really don't want to suffer through the whole video. – deutschZuid Jul 28 '14 at 2:58
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    Honestly, it's probably worth doing at least a preliminary search before you ask a question. The answer on Urban Dictionary was the third hit on Google when searching for the title of your question. – murgatroid99 Jul 28 '14 at 3:13
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According to Urban Dictionary, "kobe" is

An exclamation, referring to talented basketball player... Kobe Bryant, used when someone does something requiring skill or great luck pretending to be skill. Created by Dave Chappelle... in an episode of Chappelle Show.

In this case, the exclamation probably refers to scoring a hit with the throwing knife.

"Kobe" is usually said when one is about to make a basket when playing basketball. It can apply to games where you might do something similar like getting a grenade or throwing knife kill, even when throwing away a piece of trash into the garbage. It comes from the legend, Kobe Bryant, who played his career with the LA Lakers. Kobe set the record for most points in a single game with, IIRC, 81 points. That's a ridiculous amount to score alone. Dave Chapelle used the phrase "Kobe" on his show which is probably where most of the 13 year old CSGO players have seen it and thought it was cool to say it without knowledge of the basketball legend or his history.

  • not entirely sure what this adds to the other answers – Dragonrage May 26 '16 at 16:27
  • It's just his own two cents... – tcjohnson1992 May 26 '16 at 20:44
  • Seemed good until the passively derogatory bit at the end. – DCShannon Jun 4 '16 at 1:22

Kobe is either a CS-GO nade, or it is a throwing knife. Kobe is used in CS-GO, when the other team are doing really bad

In CS:GO, people usually call KOBE! before they throw a Hegrenade. If they get the kill, then everybody spams chat with KOBE KOBE KOBE!!! :D

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    Citation needed. I personally never do that nor I saw someone do it. I have 600+ hours in CS:GO btw. – Ave Dec 19 '15 at 11:33
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    Also doesn't really explain what it means, even if it's true. – Michaellogg Dec 19 '15 at 14:04

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