Kobe Bryant Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Kobe Bryant Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He was a producer and writer, known for Dear Basketball (2017), Daddy’s Home (2015) and The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018). He was married to Vanessa Laine Bryant. He died on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California, USA.

Interesting Facts about Kobe Bryant

  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
  • Sadly Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna along with seven others were killed in a helicopter crash. The chopper was a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter owned by Bryant and had taken off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
  • Hired criminal defense attorney, Pamela Mackey to defend him against rape charges.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his salary for the year to be $33 million.
  • Led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.
  • On Saturday, July 27, 1996, signed his first pro contract.
  • The Charlotte Hornets traded him in 1996 to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for center Vlade Divac. Divac who at the time was already in the league for 7 years, remained a 2nd rate journeyman center in the NBA. Bryant became a Hall of Fame guard and was often compared to Michael Jordan.
  • Won the 2001 and 2002 Teens Choice Award for favorite male athlete.
  • In November 2009, he passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Los Angeles Lakers’ all-time scorers list, putting him in second place behind only Jerry West.
  • [[Referring to Kobe Bryant]When commentators witness a clutch shot or a crossover. They say “Mama there goes that Man.”.
  • In September 2016, his net worth was an estimated $280 million.
  • 10 million people in China tuned in to watch his final game in the NBA.

Personal Quotes by Kobe Bryant

Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.

- Kobe Bryant

What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.

- Kobe Bryant

Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.

- Kobe Bryant