Kobe Bean Bryant is a NBA basketball player that plays for Los Angeles Lakes. He was born in August 23rd 1978. He started his NBA basketball immediately after he finished high school and all his NBA career he has played for Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers he has won several awards among them he is a five time NBA championship winner, he has made it 15 times to the all-NBA team, 17 times to the All-stars and more than 10-times to the All-Defensive team as well. He is ranked third in the all-time postseason scoring list as well as all-time season scoring too.
Kobe weighs 205 pounds with a height of 6 foot 6. He plays as a guard and in 2007 he was ranked by ESPN as the greatest shooting guard of all time just after the great Michael Jordan. Kobe idolizes Jordan in his game and many have compared his game to that of Michael Jordan. He has a good career average per game of 25.4 points, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 5.3 rebounds. He holds the record in the NBA history of 30000 points on his name as well as 6000 assists. Bryant has many awards and accolades as well and has a remarkable skill as well as finesse moves.
His father, Joe Bryant was also Bryant and thus started playing his basketball as an early age. He had a successful early career in high school where he played at Lower Merion High School that is located in Pennsylvania. He had his was recognized like the top high school player of the year and in 1996 he declared that he was eligible for the NBA draft and made it to be in the 13th overall pick. He was picked for the Charlotte Hornets where he played for a while before joining Los Angeles Lakers. He won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest that had a great influence in his career.
Bryant played with Shaquille O’Neal for the L.A Lakers and the two made good combination. The two saw the team win championship for three years in a row. But the two had a fall out that saw O’Neal leave the team for Miami Heat and left the light to shine on Kobe.
He has received many awards as well as winning the NBA MVP players and set a record career at the Toronto Raptors game where he scored 81-points. He has also worn the All-star MVP for four times in 2002, 2007 2011 and 2009. He also won gold medals in the 2008 Olympics with his USA basketball team and he was also named TNT as the NBA’s top player in the 2000.
Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest personalities in the sport at the moment and has an outstanding record in the history of the sport that he has even been compared to Michael Jordan. He has had a great career although not a smooth sail with several scandals and injuries sidelining him from the court from time to time. But despite this he is surely deserves to be compared as the Jordan of the 2000’s.