- Also Known As:
- Black Mamba, Vino, #24
- Date of Birth:
- August 23, 1978
- 6' 6"
Kobe Bryant (born Kobe Bean Bryant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1978) is a retired American professional basketball player. He began playing professionally right after high school, and played for the Los Angeles Lakers his entire career. He has won five NBA championships, and is considered the most coveted player of this generation. At the age of 34, Kobe became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016.
Best Known For:
Kobe Bryant is best known for being one of the best basketball players of all time, and for being the cornerstone of the Lakers.
Kobe married Vanessa Bryant in 2001. They met when she was 17 and he was 21. They have two daughters, Natalia and Gianna. Kobe and Vanessa announced on July 12, 2016 that they were expecting another baby. Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011, which they called off one year later. Kobe was arrested for sexual harassment in 2003, but the charges were later dropped.