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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameKobe Bean Bryant
Nickname The Black Mamba
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a producer and writer, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Dear Basketball (2017) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Vanessa Laine Bryant (18 April 2001 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (52)

His parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth.
From ages 6-13, he lived in Italy, where his father continued his basketball career. Is fluent in Italian.
Has two older sisters, Sharia and Shaya.
His father, Joe Bryant, averaged 8.7 points per game in 606 career games in the NBA.
Was named MVP of the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.
Won the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Competition.
Graduate with the class of '96 from Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA.
Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets out of high school in 1996, and was traded on Thursday, July 11th, 1996, to the Los Angales Lakers for taller center, Vlade Divac.
NBA All-Star 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.
Won the 2001 and 2002 Teens Choice Award for favorite male athlete.
Led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.
Bryant was the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania schoolboy history with 2,883 points, breaking the marks of Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain (2,359 points) and former St. Joseph's player Carlin Warley (2,441 points).
Drafted out of Lower Merion High School as the 13th pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte then traded Bryant's signing rights to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac (26 June 1996).
Made his debut at 18 years, 2 months and 11 days old, the youngest player ever to appear in an NBA game (3 November 1996)
Selected by USA Today and Parade Magazine as the National High School Player of the Year as a senior at Lower Merion H.S. He was also named Naismith Player of the Year, Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the Year and to the McDonald's All-America Team.
Signs first pro contract. (27 July 1996)
The youngest player to appear in an NBA All-Star game. (1998)
Wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, is half-Irish and half-Mexican.
January 19, 2003 welcomed first child daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant. The baby weighed 6lbs 14oz.
His wife changed her name from Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine to Vanessa Marie Bryant (29 May 2002).
Met his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, during a visit to the set of one of Snoop Dogg's video, where she was working as a model.
Hired criminal defense attorney, Pamela Mackey to defend him against rape charges.
Scored 1,080 on his SATs
The Charlotte Hornets traded him in 1996 to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for center Vlade Divac. Divac who at the time was already in the league for 7 years, has remained a 2nd rate journeyman center in the NBA. Bryant has become a Hall of Fame guard and is often compared to Michael Jordan.
Recorded a song with Tyra Banks called "K.O.B.E." This song was released as a single, but the full album was never released.
Wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, gave birth to their second child, daughter Gianna Maria-Onore on May 1st, 2006 at 2:30 am, weighing in at 6 lbs, 7 oz.
On 22 January 2006, Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest single-game scoring output by a player in NBA history, second only to Wilt Chamberlain's legendary 100 points on 2 March 1962. Bryant achieved his feat by converting 28 of 46 field goals (including 7 of 13 3-pointers), and making 18 of 20 free throws.
Due in large part to his public feud with his former LA teammate Shaquille O'Neal, a game between the Miami Heat and the LA Lakers has become a recent Christmas Day tradition.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his salary for the year to be $33 million.
Won three NBA championships, was voted league MVP, and won an Olympic gold medal all by the time he was 30 years old. (In fact, the day he and the U.S. Basketball team won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China was his 30th birthday.).
In November 2009, he passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time scorers list, putting him in second place behind only Jerry West.
participates in a NBA fund-raising basketball game for hurricane Katrina victims. He also visits Katrina victims in New Orleans, Louisiana [September 2005]
Colorado judge dismisses all rape charges. Kobe writes a letter of apology to accuser and her parents, but admits no wrongdoing. Civil trial still pending. [September 2004]
Finished with preliminary hearing, and is now awaiting trial for rape charges, although he still hasn't made a plea. Still playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. [April 2004]
Brandy Norwood was his date for his High School prom.
Announced his retirement from the NBA (DEC 2015).
The civil lawsuit was settled for undisclosed amount [September 2004].
Scored 60 points in his final game (April 2016).
[[Referring to Kobe Bryant]When commentators witness a clutch shot or a crossover. They say "Mama there goes that Man.".
His wife Vanessa Laine Bryant are expecting 3rd third child together by January 2017.
10 million people in China tuned in to watch his final game in the NBA.
Named their third daughter Bianka.
Once scored 50-Points four games in a row during his career.
Scored six 60 point games during his career.
Tore his Achilles tendon in 2013.
Signed a 2 year contract extension with the Lakers for a reported $48.5 million in 2013.
Once scored 40-Points 9 games in a row during his career.
Before his final game Jeanie Buss, the Executive vice president of The Los Angeles Lakers presented him and his wife Vanessa with commemorative rings.[April 2016].
The commemorative rings had 5 large diamonds symbolizing the 5 championships he helped the Lakers win and 20 smaller diamonds symbolizing his 20 years with the same team.
Married Vanessa at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California.
His net worth is an estimated $280 million.[Sept 2016].
As of 2018, the only person to win an Olympic Medal (he won Gold twice for playing in the US Men's basketball team in 2008 and 2012) and an Oscar (He won for "Best Animated Short" in 2018).

Personal Quotes (6)

I look at a boy like Daniel, who truly is a miracle baby, and I thank God that I'm in a position to help make his world a little brighter. But he made my world a little brighter, too. If I was his Christmas present today, than he was mine.
The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear.
[announcing his plans to retire from the NBA after twenty seasons] My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it's time to say goodbye.
[the last words in his farewell speech after his final game] what can I say...Mamba out
[on if he would consider guarding the upstart Jeremy Lin] Jesus Christ. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
[when asked by reporters on Jeremy Lin and Linsanity] I know who he is, but I don't really know what's going on too much with him. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'll take a look at it tonight though. I don't even know what the [fudge] is going on. What the [fudge] is going on? Who is this kid? I've heard about him and stuff like that, but what's he been doing? Is he getting like triple doubles or some stuff? He's averaging 28 and eight?

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