Five times NBA Champion, Kobe Bean Bryant was born on 23 August 1978 who had 20 years of a brilliant career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with all famous Los Angeles Lakers. Joe Bryant, father of Kobe who was also the former NBA player. After slam-dunking his graduation, he was declared for the 1996 NBA draft and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets. Kobe started playing basketball when he was just three years old and dreamt of playing for his favorite team Lakers.
Below are some of the important Highlights of Kobe Bryant’s Life and Career
Kobe Bryant Championship
Kobe is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of the time with 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Kobe Bryant Family
In 1999, 21-year-old Kobe met his wife Vanessa Bryant when she was just 17 years old. They both waited until 2001 so that she could finish school. Kobe was so in love with her that he didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement. Both were blessed with Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant, and Capri Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant 81 Point Game
On 22 January 2006, Kobe crushed Toronto Raptors finishing with 81 points game on 28 of 46 shooting, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and 18-of-20 from the foul line. This performance of his considered one of the greatest single-game performances in the history of the NBA.
Kobe Bryant Olympic
On 24 August 2008, as a member of the US men’s basketball, Kobe won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. And on 12 august 2012, he was the part of the gold medal winner men’s basketball team that went to represent the US at London Olympics 2012.
Kobe Bryant Net worth
In 2016, according to Forbes, Kobe’s net worth was estimated at $350 million.
Kobe Bryant’s Top 10 Dunks
Throughout his long 20 year career with Lakers. Kobe gifted basketball fans with many memories. Though it was tough to choose from the list of many memories, here are his top 10 dunks all the time.
Kobe Bryant Last Game Stats
On 13 April 2016, Kobe Bryant played his last professional basketball game by scoring 60 points. After the game, Kobe said, “The perfect ending would have been a championship.” “But tonight was (me) trying to go out, play hard and try to put on a show as much as I possibly could. It felt good to be able to do that one last time.”
Kobe Bryant Vs Lebron James
Kobe Bryant Poem
After Retirement, Kobe wrote a poem named “Dear Basketball” which was later made into an animated film. Through this film, he earned many awards such as the Academy Award, a Sports Emmy and an Annie Award.
Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you.
To read complete poem click here.
Kobe Bryant Death
On 26th Jan 2020, Kobe at the age of 41 died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. There were seven others who lost their lives, along with his 13-year-old daughter named Ginna Bryant.