Kobe Bean Bryant famously known as Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.. He is an American retired professional basketball player. Kobe has played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. Kobe Bryant holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career.
Kobe Bryant is the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. He played a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania. He was recognised as the top high school basketball player in the country. Bryant was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, who traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. He won 1997 Slam Dunk Contest and became fan favourite and got a huge recognition. He was announced All-Star in his second season.
Kobe Bryant Personal Life
Full Name: Kobe Bean Bryant
Nickname: Kobe, Black Mamba, Mister Clutch
Date of Birth: August 23, 1978
Born Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Age: 37 (As in 2016)
Sun Sign: Leo
Occupation: Professional basketball Player
Education: Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Kobe Bryant Family
Kobe Bryant is the son of former professional basketball player Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He got married with Vanessa Laine Bryant and has two daughters named Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant.
Father: Joe Bryant
Mother: Pam Bryant
Sister: Shaya Bryant, Sharia Bryant-Washington
Spouse: Vanessa Laine Bryant
Daughter: Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant
Kobe Bryant Height Weight and Measurements
One of the greatest player in NBA history, Kobe Bryant has maintained his athletic body type throughout his professional career. He used work hard averagely 4 hours a day. Some times he used to show up early in 4:15 AM in training. His height is 6 ft 4 inches making him one of the best players to dunk in NBA history and he also has maintained his weight 96 kg or 212 lbs.
Kobe Bryant Height: 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
Weight: 212 lbs or 96 kg
Chest: 43 in or 109 cm
Arms: 16.5 in or 42 cm
Waist: 35 in or 89 cm
Shoe Size: 14 (US) or 13.5 (UK) or 47 (EU) or 30 cm (JAP)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Kobe Bryant Positions
Current: Point Guard
NBA: Point Guard
Possible: Point Guard
Kobe Bryant Spouse and Affairs
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine back in 1999. At that time Vanessa used to work as a backup dancer and Kobe Bryant was working on a never released album. This duo got engaged in May 200 and a year later in April 2001 they got married. Kobe and Vanessa, now, have two daughters named Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria-Onore.
Kobe Bryant was part of an affair with 19 years old hotel employee back in 2003. Where, He was accused of sex assault. Kobe admitted the affair. Despite the incident Kobe and Vanessa remained together.
Kobe Bryant Favorite Things
- Food: Macaroni and Cheese, Swordfish, Sweet Potatoes
- Color: Purple, Yellow
- Basketball Player: Magic Johnson, Joe Bryant
- Teammate: Derek Fisher
- Sport: Football
- Football Team: AC Milan
- Music: Hip Hop
- Album: Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt
Kobe Bryant Salary: $25 million (as in 2015)
Kobe Bryant Net-worth: $320 million (as in 2016)
Kobe Bryant facts
- He started playing basketball when he was 3 years of age.
- His father was also a professional basketball player.
- His parent named him after the beef named, Kobe.
- His favorite basketball team was Los Angeles Lakers.
- On his high school prom, he took the R & B singer Brandy.
- He went to NBA after his school.
- Bryant speaks Italian fluently.
- He was chosen as the 13th pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft.
- Bryant was only 19, when he played played first All-Star game in 1998. And he became youngest player to play in All-Star game.