Kobe Bryant – basketball player, was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Best known as the defender of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cob Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, playing along with center Shaquille O’Neill. This pair of athletes helped the team to win the title three times: in 2000, 2001, 2002. Thanks to the giftedness in the biography of Kobe Bryant, there was a quick jump from a basketball player in high school to a professional. In 1996, he was selected for the draft by the Charlotte Hornets club, then began to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Charismatic, eye-catching Bryant’s talent allowed him to compare him to the star of the NBA by Michael Jordan.
In 2003, Bryant had a relationship with a 19-year-old resort employee in Colorado. The athlete persistently argued that the girl’s relationship with him was voluntary. However, the rumors were dissolved. But later Bryant began to take care of the girl. The athlete continued to play for the “Lakers.” On January 22, 2006, he scored 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors. This was the second record in the history of the NBA. Prior to this, on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.
Additional data: Bryant’s height is 198 cm. For 8 years Kobe Bryant wore uniform No. 8. However, at the beginning of the 2006 season he changed it to No. 24. According to the biography of Kobe Bryant in the NBA, his parents named him that way after they saw meat in the restaurant menu with the name of a kobi. Father Bryant – Joe Bryant – eight seasons played for the NBA. In addition, Joe was engaged in professional basketball in Italy, where Kobe spent part of his childhood. In April 2001, Kobe married Vanessa Lane. Their daughter Natalia was born in January 2003.