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. Jul 28, 2014 at 2:58

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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, 2016 at 16:27
  • It's just his own two cents... May 26, 2016 at 20:44
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    Seemed good until the passively derogatory bit at the end.
    – DCShannon
    Jun 4, 2016 at 1:22

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, 2015 at 11:33
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    Also doesn't really explain what it means, even if it's true. Dec 19, 2015 at 14:04

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

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