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Kobe Bryant

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Birthday ***, 1978
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death day January 23, 2020 (41 years old)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Bryant won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player, and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Bryant also led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks fourth in league all-time regular season and postseason scoring. Born in Philadelphia and partly raised in Italy, Bryant was recognized as the top American high-school basketball player while at Lower Merion. The son of former NBA player Joe Bryant, he declared for the 1996 NBA draft and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick; he was then traded to the Lakers.

BornAugust 23, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 26, 2020, Calabasas, California
Listed height6 ft 6 in
Listed weight212 lb
High schoolLower Merion, (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13, Charlotte Hornets
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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.

Kobe Bryant before fame

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.

Achievement of Kobe Bryant

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.

Kobe Bryant family life

He married Vanessa Bryant in 2001. He and Vanessa had four daughters named Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.

Associations of Kobe Bryant

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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