By Olivia Bates | Posted: Tuesday April 4, 2023
Kobe Bryant was a basketball star that was born on 23 August 1978, Kobe has a sibling called Sharia Bryant. She was born on March 19th 1976, she's 2 years older than Kobe. Kobe has a mum called Pam Bryant and a dad called Joe Bryant. Kobe had a wife called Vanessa Bryant and a daughter Gianna Bryant born on May 1st 2006 and died on 26 January 2020.
Kobe was born in Philadelphia, but when he was 6 he moved to Italy because his Dad retired to play in Italy. When he started primary school he went to Bala Cynwyd middle school. When he finished middle school he went to Lower Merion high school. He joined a local youth basketball league in Reggio Calabria. He grew up Catholic as a kid.
Kobe was known for having 5 NBA championships. He was the best player in his generation. When Kobe joined the NBA he was number 8. In Kobe's first game the score was 91-85 to the LAL.In 2006 Kobe changed his number to 24.Kobe's best game was a game where he scored 81 shots. He had 8378 free throws and 4010 turnovers. He had also played 1.346 games and all together he scored 33643 shots.
Quote from Kobe. "I don't want to be the next MJ, I only want to be Kobe Bryant, Quote from Kobe”
Kobe died when he was traveling to a basketball game for his daughter in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020. He died with his daughter Gianna sadly.