Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant won many accolades: five NBA championships, 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player, two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. Bryant was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. He attended Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high-school basketball player in the country.
|Born:||August 23, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Died:||January 26, 2020, Calabasas, California|
|Listed height:||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight:||212 lb|
|High school:||Lower Merion, (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft:||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13, Charlotte Hornets|
|Twitter:||Kobe Bryant's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Kobe Bryant's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Kobe Bryant's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Kobe Bryant's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Kobe Bryant's Rotten Tomatoes|
|Spotify:||Kobe Bryant's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Kobe Bryant's iTunes|
About Kobe Bryant
Legendary shooting guard who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win three straight NBA Championships from 2000 to 2002 and two more in 2009 and 2010. He was named NBA MVP in 2008 and selected to the All-NBA First Team 11 times from 2002 to 2013.
He spent part of his youth playing both soccer and basketball in Italy, then after his family moved back to the United States, he played high school basketball at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia before being selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft.
He was named NBA Finals MVP in 2009 and 2010 while leading the Lakers to victories over the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. He won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 Academy Awards.
His career began as Michael Jordan's reign on the court was ending, and his game constantly drew comparisons to Jordan's.
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