The former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant was retired when he was 38 years old. He played 20 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers.
He has a wonderful basketball career which followed by most basketball players and fans.
In his 20 years' basketball career, he made so many records and earned so many awards and titles.
He had the most magnificent career in basketball history.
About Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was a magnificent basketball player in basketball history. He played with Los Angeles Lakers. He played 20 seasons in his basketball career and won five NBA championship.
Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 23, 1978. His father Joe Bryant was a former professional basketball player. His mother was pam, Bryant. Two older sisters Shaya and Sharia, were also athletes.
He grew up in Italy. His former basketball player father after ending his NBA career in 1984, moved to Italy and started to play in the Italian league. Growing up in a sporting family Kobe become a good basketball and soccer player. In 1991, his family returned to Philadelphia and Kobe joined the Lower Merion High school and started his basketball journey with the school basketball team. He leads the team into the state championship four times.
He was also a good student in high school as his grades and SAT scores were pretty good, but he wanted to join the NBA directly from the school.
Keeping an ambition for the NBA, Kobe Bryant also played with the seven sixers.
After he joined the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA, his basketball career records are started to grow.
His height was 6 feet 6 inches and 96kg in weight. He was married in 2001, and his wife Vanessa Laine was only 19 years old.
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How many rings does Kobe have?
Kobe Bryant won 5 rings in his 20 years of NBA career. He played with the team Los Angeles Lakers for his entire career.
He won his first NBA title in 2000 NBA game. Where he beat the opponent team Indiana pacers. Bryant got several injuries in the game but recovered fast and played the whole game. He made the winning shot, which put the team ahead of 120-118.
After that, in 2001, for the first time in his basketball career, Bryant played 80 games in a row. He made the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship again and also won the All NBA second team and All NBA Defensive Team title.
In 2002 NBA game Bryant won another NBA championship against the New Jersey Nets and made a victory of three championships at the youngest age of 23. And proved himself as a "clutch player."
In 2009 he won his fourth NBA championship and won his first NBA finals MVP trophy. He made an average of 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in this final.
The fifth and last ring of his BNA winning was in 2010 against The Boston Celtics. Despite of several injuries, he made a record score in the game.And won his second NBA finals MVP award. In his words, "It was the most satisfying of all his five championships".
How many seasons did Kobe play?
In his 20 years’ basketball career Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant played 7 NBA finals and won five of them.He was retired in 2016.
In 2015 he announced his retirement at the end of the season. He said, "this season is all I have left to give." And de also wrote on The Players Tribune website, "My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say goodbye". He said at a conference that this 20 years’ career seems so short to him at the ending moment.
How much is Kobe Bryant worth?
Kobe Bryant one of the greatest basketball players in basketball history. His net worth is 770 million dollars. His monthly salary was 25 million dollars. He is also one of the richest basketball players. He left all his fortune for his family. He was also a successful businessman which made him the wealthiest sportsman. He also worked with more than 20 brands. His court earnings were also remarkable.
He was second-most all-time rank in earnings. Bryant also has the NBA's highest earnings records for six seasons straight and until the end of his career. His NBA earnings were the highest most salary just after Kevin Garnett.
How many kids does Kobe Bryant have?
Kobe Bryant and his wife became a parent for the first time in 2003 to their firstborn daughter, Natalia diamante. Their second daughter Gianna Maria-Onore was born in 2006. Third daughter Bianka in 2016 and Capri in 2019.
Kobe Bryant died
The magnificent basketball player Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas on January 26, 2020. 9 people were dead, including Kobe Bryant's second elder daughter Gianna. The helicopter was heading to Thousand Oaks from Orange County. The whole country was in shock, hearing this news.
He headed to coach a tournament where his daughter and three of his teammates were going to participate.
A great basketball player Kobe Bryant was only 41 when he died.
He had a fantastic basketball career with so many records. The basketball fans around the world mourned so deeply for the loss of Kobe Bryant. His was a tragic one.