Kobe Bryant: Bio, Carrier, Life and Awards

Kobe Bryant, American Basketball Player, one of the best scorers in the history of the NBA. Kobe Bryant: Bio, Carrier, Life and Awards
Kobe Bryant: Bio, Carrier, Life and Awards


American Basketball Player, one of the best scorers in the history of the NBA. He successfully tested on several teams, including Los Angeles Lakers, who was rebuilding the squad around the figure of Shaquille O'Neal, but Charlotte Hornets surprised at the time by choosing him at number 13 of the first round of the Draft, when The normal thing would have been in the second. In the 2008-2009 season he managed to win his fourth NBA championship and the MVP of the final is chosen. Then in the next season he continues his brilliant career and achieves his fifth championship and obtains his second prize to the MVP of the NBA Finals.

Biographical synthesis of Kobe Bryant

He was born on 23 of August of 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her parents Joe Bryant JellyBean remarkable professional player and Pamela Cox, the sister of the baloncestista John Chuby Cox, so basketball breathed in the familiar environment.
At six years old his father moved to Italy, so Kobe studied primary school in Italy and more than basketball, at school he played football, although his father bought him a basket to force him to practice his favorite sport.

The beginning of Kobe Bryant life

In 1991 the family returned to the United States and settled in an elegant urbanization in Philadelphia, where Kobe studied at the Lower Merino Institute. He devoted himself completely to basketball and set out to reach the NBA, as he told his teacher. With the high school team, he scored an average of 30.9 points, 12 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.
By that youthful time he already showed that he was a unique player: he broke the Southeastern Pennsylvania scoring record held by the legendary Wilt Chamberlain by more than 500 points; the USA Today named him player of the year in high school, and also won the Naismith Trophy national player of the year. He was a born leader who even had the audacity to date soul singer Brandy Norwoord .
In 1995 he was the player who wanted all the universities in the country, but, after having done some tests with the 76ers of San Diego, where his father played, the then coach, John Lucas, confirmed that Kobe was prepared to jump directly to the NBA.

Career of Kobe Bryant

He successfully tested on several teams, including Los Angeles Lakers, who was rebuilding the squad around the figure of Shaquille O'Neal, but Charlotte Hornets surprised at the time by choosing him at number 13 of the first round of the Draft, when The normal thing would have been in the second. Even so, the father pressed for him to finally enter the Californian team, which for that purpose transferred Vlado Divac to the North Carolina team. Kobe was only seventeen years old, and signed a $ 3.5 million contract per season.
On 3rd of November 1996, with 18 years in the NBA debut against Minnesota. Although in his first year of rockie a series of injuries prevented him from showing his worth in a team full of stars, at the end of the season, in the All-Star game of the rockies, he enjoyed a moment of punctual glory: with a performance superb with 31 points and proclaimed winner of the math contest.
In Los Angeles Lakers lived under the shadow of the colossal figure of Shaquille O'Neal, with whom he had his frictions on and off the track, until in 2005 O'Neal signed for the Miami Heat, however they were champion of the NBA in three consecutive seasons (2000, 2001 and 2002).
After the departure of O'Neal and other figures of the team's squad, Bryant became the true leader of the team, for several years he had good seasons but his team failed to win the championship.
It would not be until the 2007 - 2008 season with his entry to the Lakers as unbalanced as himself: Pau Gasol. The Bryant-Gasol couple immediately revealed themselves as a perfectly blended tandem and of lethal effectiveness, they manage to reach the NBA final but fall defeated against the Boston Celtics.
In the 2008-2009 season he managed to win his fourth NBA championship and was chosen as the MVP of the final. Then in the next season he continues his brilliant career and achieves his fifth championship and obtains his second prize to the MVP of the NBA Finals.

Personal life of Kobe Bryant

In November 1999, Bryant, 21, met Vanessa Laine, 17, while she worked as a dancer in the music video for the song "G'd Up" of the rap group Tha Eastsidaz, without prior notice to family and friends, they got married on 18th of April, 2001 in Dana Point, California. Neither the player's parents, nor his sisters, nor his agent Arn Tellem and his teammates attended the wedding.
His first daughter, named Natalia Diamante Bryant, was born on January 19, 2003. Natalia's birth helped the player reconcile with his parents. Vanessa suffered an abortion due to an ectopic pregnancy in spring 2005. At the end of the year, Bryant announced that the couple was waiting for their second child. It was another daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, who was born on May 1, 2006. On 16 December 2011, Vanessa Laine filed a divorce lawsuit using "irreconcilable differences." Accusation of sexual assault, Bryant was charged with a crime of sexual assault against Katelyn Faber, an employee of the hotel where he was staying while recovering from an operation on his knee. The investigation concluded when Bryant agreed to apologize to the alleged victim for the incident, who publicly included his mea culpa and assured that he really believed that the meeting between the two was consensual. The prosecution decided to drop the charges against him on September 1, 2004.

Awards of Kobe Bryant

  • MVP of the NBA Finals: 2009, 2010
  • 5-time NBA champion: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
  • 2 times top scorer: 2006, 2007
  • 15 times All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • o          11 consecutive appearances (There was no All-Star Game in 99 and the 2010 All-Star Game was lost due to an injury)
  • Regular season MVP: 2008
  • 4 times MVP of the All-Star Game: 2002 , 2007 , 2009 2011
  • Top scorer of history in the All Stars (2012)
  • 9 times in the best NBA quintet: 2002 , 2003 , 2004 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011
  • 2 times in the second best quintet in the NBA: 2000 , 2001
  • 2 times in the third best quintet in the NBA: 1999 , 2005
  • 9 times in the best defensive quintet in the NBA: 2000 , 2003 , 2004 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011
  • 2 times second best defensive quintet in the NBA: 2001 , 2002
  • Second best rookies quintet: 1997
  • Champion of the All Star Mates Contest: 1997
  • Leader in regular season:
  1. points: 2003 (2461), 2006 (2832, 7th in history), 2007 (2430), 2008 (2323)
  2. points per game: 2006 (35.4, 9th in history), 2007 (31.6)
  3. Field shots attempted: 2006 (2173), 2007 (1757), 2008 (1690)
  4. Converted field shots: 2003 (868), 2006 (978), 2007 (813)
  5. Free throws attempted: 2007 (768)
  6. Free throws converted: 2006 (696), 2007 (667)

  • Second highest score in a match: 81, January 22, 2006 against Toronto Raptors
  • Youngest player to reach 24,000 points
  • Youngest player to reach 26,000 points
  • Youngest player to reach 28,000 points
  • Youngest player to reach 30,000 points
  • Youngest player to be included in the best defensive quintet (1999-00)
  • Youngest player to win the math contest (18 years, 175 days) in 1997
  • One of the three players capable of scoring 35 or more points in 13 consecutive games (the others are Allen Iverson and LeBron James).
  • One of the three players capable of scoring 40 or more points in 9 consecutive games (the others are Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain)
  • One of the three players capable of scoring 45 or more points in 4 consecutive games (the others are Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain).
  • One of the two players capable of averaging 40 or more points per game for an entire month on 2 different occasions (40.6 in February 2003 and 43.4 in January 2006; the other is Wilt Chamberlain)



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