Kobe Bryant Biography

Updated On Jul 18, 2019 Published On Mar 15, 2017
Facts of Kobe Bryant
Date of Birth: 1978 , August-23
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
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Kobe Bryant met Vanessa Laine while she was working with The Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up”. They started dating each other from May 2000. They dated each other for a year and started thinking about their marriage. They got married on April 18, 2001, and their marriage ceremony was held at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. The couple is blessed with two children: Gianna Marai-Onore Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant. The couple is together since their marriage and they have no rumors of their divorce.

Kobe Bryant has been very successful in his career and he has been able to earn a lot from his professional basketball career. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $320 million.

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Born in Philadelphia, United States

August 23 , 1978

Kobe Bryant is a former American basketball player who was born in the late 1970s in Philadelphia, United States. He was born as Kobe Bean Bryant to his parents Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant and he is the only son of three children.

Married with Vanessa Laine

April 18 , 2001

Kobe Bryant got married to his teenage love, Vanessa Laine on April 18, 2001. They met each other, while Vanessa was working with The Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up” and started dating each other. The couple is together since their marriage and is blessed with two children. 

Net worth is $320 million

2016

Kobe Bryant is one of the successful professional basketball players in the history of NBA. He has been able to earn a lot from his basketball game as well as from different brand endorsements. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $320 million.

Started playing Basketball

1995

Kobe Bryant started playing his basketball game from his high school days. He ended his high school basketball with all-time leading scorer at 2,883 points in the year 1995. He surpassed Witt Chamberlain and Lionel Simmons to make a new record.

Selected by Charlotte Hornets

1996

Kobe Bryant first ever competition beyond high school was he was chosen as the 13th draft by the Charlotte Hornets in the year 1996. He played there for some time and after then he was traded to Los  Angeles Lakers of NBA.

NBA debut from Los Angeles Lakers

1996

Kobe Bryant debuted in NBA from the team Los Angeles Lakers in the Summer Pro League in 1996. He scored 25 points in his debut age and scored 36 points in the finale. During that time he was the youngest player ever to play in NBA.

Signed Contact with Los Angeles Lakers

1998

Kobe Bryant signed a 6-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1998 with a worth of $70 million. He showed his classic game in NBA and in his early age, his skills were compared to that of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

Made a three-pointer record

January 7 , 2003

Kobe Bryant made a three-pointer record on January 7, 2003, scoring 12 against the Seattle SuperSonic. He scored the average of 30 points per game and made a remark in his name by scoring 40 or more points in nine consecutive games.

Made debut in United States national team

2007

Kobe Bryant made his national side debut on United States national team in 2007. He was selected to play in 2007 Men’s Senior National Team and in USA FIBA America’s Championship team, which finished 10-0 and USA qualified to play in men's Olympics 2008.

Won gold medal at 2008 Summer Olympics

2008

Kobe Bryant played in 2008 Summer Olympics. He helped his team to got victory over Spain with 118-107 to win the gold medal in 2008 summer Olympics. He scored altogether of 20 points and helped the team to become the champion of 2008 Summer Olympics.

Retired from professional basketball career

2016

Kobe Bryant retired from his professional basketball career in the year 2016.His last game was against Utah Jazz, where he scored a season-high 60 points and he helped the team to get the victory of 101-96 over Utah Jazz in the NBA.