A diamond can always be recognized among other shining stones! Same was the case with Kobe Bryant. He was a former professional basketball player who had the ability to mesmerize audience by his phenomenal skills, exceptional performance, and incredible talent. He played as shooting guard in matches.
His birth date is August 23, 1978, and his birth city is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died on January 26, 2020, in helicopter crash. “Employee #8”, “Kob-me”, “The Dagger”, “Izzo”, “Mr. 81”, “Black Mamba”, “KB8”, “Three rings”, and “KB-2” were his nicknames.
He had a huge fan following and was extensively admired across the globe for his stupendous performance and various antics. His received numerous awards and honors that highlight his successful professional journey even more.
Kobe Bryant Family
Kobe Bryant’s parents were Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He had two siblings, Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant. He was married to Vanessa Laine and he had four kids (Bianka Bella Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant).
Kobe Bryant Education
Kobe Bryant went to Lower Merion High School (located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania). He also played basketball there and had an astonished audience by his outstanding performance and stupendous skills.
Kobe Bryant Career
The professional career of Kobe Bryant started when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 and remained a part of this team till 2016.
His career shines with many achievements and accomplishments that is the indication of success and is the true asset of a player. Some of the awards and honors are mentioned below:
- He was NBA champion in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.
- He earned NBA Finals MVP in 2009 and 2010.
- He received NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008.
- He earned NBA All-Star in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
- He received NBA All-Star Game MVP in the years 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
- He earned All-NBA First Team in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
- He was NBA scoring champion in the years 2006, and 2007.
- He was NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion in the year 1997.
- In 1996, he was Naismith Prep Player of the Year.
- He earned First-team Parade All-American in the year 1996.
Kobe Bryant Net Worth
It is reported by some websites that Kobe Bryant had a net worth of $500 or $600 million (Some have also reported it to be $770 million).
Kobe Bryant Favorite Basketball shoes
- Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Proto.
- Nike Mamba Rage.
- Nike Mamba Focus.