Kobe Bryant Biography

Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. Bryant is a 16-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. As of March 2013, he ranks third and fourth on the league's all-time postseason scoring and all-time regular season scoring lists, respectively.

Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He declared his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest.

Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Kobe Bryant
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Basketball player, Athlete
Ethnicity:
African American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
August 23, 1978 (39)
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Marriages
  • 2001-04-18
    NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California
Kobe Bryant Timeline
  • 2003-07-04
    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault
  • 2006-01-22
    Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game
  • 2010-04-02
    Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
  • 2015-11-30
    NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.
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Kobe Bryant. (2018). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 2:25am UTC, Feb 19, 2018, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/kobe-bryant/bio.

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Kobe Bryant. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/kobe-bryant/bio [Accessed 19 Feb 2018].

MLA Style

"Kobe Bryant." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 19 Feb 2018.

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