Kobe Bryant is an American former professional basketball player born on August 23, 1978, In U.S
He is the son of Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He has two sisters named Shaya and Sharia.
In 2009, He had married Vanessa Laine and they blessed with two daughters named Natalia and Gianna.
Kobe had enrolled at the ‘Lower Merion High School’. His participation in the basketball match and had won the ‘Lower Merion High School’ a state championship after fifty-three years.
In 1996, He had been included in the ‘National Basketball Association’ NBA, by the ‘Charlotte Hornets’ team, before He had been traded to play for the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ team. So He had not to join college and left on his sports career. In the 1996-97 NBA season, Bryant had played well and had made a record by growing the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game. In the ‘All-Star weekend’ held in February 1997, He had won the ‘Slam Dunk Contest’ and recorded his name as the youngest player to win this championship. His unusual performances during the year got him a place in the ‘NBA All-Rookie’ second team. In 1999, The retired American basketball player, Phil Jackson had been appointed as the coach of the ‘Lakers’ team and this helped Bryant develop his skills in basketball. He had shone as a shooting guard in the league and played with the ‘All-Star’. ‘All-NBA’ and ‘All-Defensive’ teams. This popular basketball player had led his team to victory and they became champions during 1999-2002. In the 2005-06 NBA season, had been a season of renewal for the ‘Lakers’. The team had been again under the guidance of coach Phil Jackson, and the two ‘Lakers’, Kobe and Shaquille, which had made peace with their varieties. The team had been back into the playoffs. In the 2006-07 NBA season, He had performed well and even got appointed to the ‘All-Star Game’ for the ninth time. He had also got the ‘All-Star Game MVP Trophy’ for the second time. However, his team which had lost the playoffs to the ‘Phoenix Suns’ team with a 4-1 score. In 2009, The ‘Lakers’ had registered a win at the ‘2009 NBA Finals’, and this sports personality had won his first ‘NBA Final MVP’ trophy. The 2010 NBA Finals had been also won by his team ‘Lakers’, and Bryant received the ‘NBA Finals MVP Award’ again.
- Bryant had been the first guard to be ever taken out of high school.
- Kobe is fluent in Italian.
- His parents had to co-sign his first NBA contract because he had been only 17 at the time.
- He had been associated with the rap group ‘CHEIZAW’ and has even released a song ‘K.O.B.E.’
- At the age of 26, Bryant became the youngest player to win three NBA Championship Finals.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 2008, He received the Gold Medal Olympic Games award.
- In 2008, He received the ESPY award.
- In 2012, He received the Gold Medal Olympic Games.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Kobe Bryant, Always be honest. Take any decision on your risk.