Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 - January 26, 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault at a hotel in Edwards, Colorado by Katelyn Faber. Bryant admitted an adulterous sexual encounter with the accuser, but denied the sexual assault allegation. In September 2004, prosecutors dropped the case after his accuser informed them that she was unwilling to testify. Bryant's accuser brought a separate civil suit against him that was ultimately settled out of court.
While Bryant is being interrogated for his suspected rape in "The Perfect Castaway", he spins a basketball on his finger, distracting the guards.
He is also referenced in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz", that arguing with Francis Griffin is like sex with Bryant, because you can kick and scream all you want, but the sex is going to happen anyway.
Colorado's welcome sign in "Road to Rupert" establishes they don't want Bryant's rape case to be a part of their reputation.