|Birth Name||Kobe Bryant|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Spouse||Vanessa Laine Bryant|
|Height||6 feet 6 inch|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||August 23, 1978|
|Net Worth||Est. $500 million|
|College||Lower Merion High School|
|Children||Bianka Bella Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant,
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant
Personal Life and Family
Kobe Bean Bryant is a American Professional Basketball superstar. His father Joe Bryant is also a retired professional basketball player. Joe bryant, popularly known as Jellybean played for teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, and Houston Rockets. Kobe Bryant is the only child, have two older sisters; Sharia Washington and Shaya Bryant-Tabb.
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on 23 August, 1978 Kobe Bean Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother Pamela Cox Bryant and father Joe Bryant. His father was a retired former professional basketball player, to whom he is inspired of. Likewise, he started playing basketball and football at an early age. When Kobe was just 6 years of age, he and his family migrated to Reiti, Italy. After that they returned back and Kobe enrolled at Lower Merion High School. During his schooling years, he participated in basketball and won a state championship for his school after 53 years.
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In 1996, he got a chance be on the draft of Charlotte Hornets and later he joined the “Los Angeles Lakers”. Bryant played most of his matches with outstanding performance in the 1996-97 NBA season. In the 1997-98 he was already the youngest player to receive various honors and he got into the “Lakers” team for six years. In 1999, Phil Jackson, coached the Lakers team and helped Kobe improve his skills. The team became the Champions in 2000-02 season.
During 2003-04 season the new coach Rudy Tomjanovich led the team and in the same year Kobe extended the contract for further seven years. In December 2007, Kobe set a record of the youngest player to reach 20,000 points. In the 2009 NBA Finals, Lakers won and Kobe got his first NBA Final MVP trophy. Facing various ups and downs, Bryant announced his retirement on 29 November 2015.
Awards and Achievements
5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010)
2× NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2001)
2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012)
2× NBA scoring champion (2006, 2007)
NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996)
Net worth and earnings
When Kobe Bryant was just a teenager, his first deal as a rookie was worth $3.5 million. After that, his six year contract with Lakers earned him next $70 million. Likewise, his contracts was making him $24 million a year. Bryant has also made some huge amount of bucks from his sponsorship deals with Nike, Adidas, Mercedes and many others. The deals with these companies is somewhere close to be over $300 million. He also has collaborated with the entrepreneur Jeff Stibel to launch a venture capital fund called Bryant Stibel. The company mainly handles deals in investments in the media, technology and data companies. And the final net worth of Kobe Bryant is somewhere or moreover $500 million dollars.
Kobe Bryant married his highschool sweetheart Vanessa Lain in 2001. He met her when Vanessa was a highschool student and after 6 months of dating, Kobe went for it and proposed her. Then they later tied the knot against the will of his parents. Now, they have three adorable children, Natalia, Gianna, and Bianka and are expecting fourth child soon.
Facts about Kobe Bryant
- His father Joe Bryant is a former retired NBA player.
- He has spent over 2 decades playing for his favorite team Los Angeles Lakers.
- In 2018, he earned an Academy Award for Best Animated short film for Dear Basketball.
- Kobe earned the voting of a starter for 1998 All-star Game.
- In 2003, Kobe was in court for the charge of sexual assualt on a 19 year old female hotel worker in Colorado.
- Bryant runs an annual summer camp called the Kobe Basketball Academy.
- Even though he had good grades and good SAT scores, he decided to NBA straight from highschool.
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