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Basketball player Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is famous for being one of the star basketball players in the NBA. He plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is known for his tough defense, vertical leap, and ability to score winning baskets at the end of the game. He is widely considered the best basketball player of the decade (2000's) and perhaps one of the best of all time.

Where was Kobe born?

Kobe was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1978. He has two older sisters, Sharia and Shaya. His dad, Jellybean Joe Bryant was a pro basketball player, too.

Did Kobe Bryant go to college?

Kobe decided not to attend college and to go straight to professional basketball. He said that if he had gone to college, he would have chosen Duke. He was the 13th player taken in the 1996 draft. He was actually drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and then traded to the Lakers immediately for center Vlade Divac. He was only 17 years old when he was drafted and only 18 when his first NBA season started.

Has Kobe won any Championships?

Does Kobe hold any records?

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