Born on August 23, 1978, Kobe Bryant is an American professional basketball player who is now widely regarded as one of the all time greatest players of the game. After showing impressive performances in his high school team, Bryant was picked by Charlotte Hornets in 1996 NBA Draft and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers with whom he has stayed since making NBA debut in 1996. When it comes to his professional career, Kobe Bryant has a long list of achievements including five NBA championships along with being the leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
In addition to his achievements with the team, Bryant also holds several individuals records and has also received several awards for his outstanding performances throughout the career. Along with NBA, he has also won gold medals as a member of the U.S. national team at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Named among the most marketable athletes in the world, Kobe Bryant has worked as an endorser with several international brands such as Adidas, McDonald’s, Nike and Coca-Cola. The NBA star began dating his current wife Vanessa Laine in 1999 and the couple married on April 18, 2001. Bryant and Vanessa now have two daughters together named Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant.
Kobe Bryant Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Kobe Bean Bryant
- Nicknames: The Black Mamba
- Occupation: Basketball Player
- Date of Birth: August 23, 1978
- Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Net worth: $220 million
Kobe Bryant Family Details:
- Father: Joe Bryant
- Mother: Pam Bryant
- Siblings: Sharia Bryant, Shaya Bryant
- Spouse: Vanessa Laine Bryant (m. 2001)
- Children: Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant
Kobe Bryant Career Highlights:
- NBA Debut: 1996
- First Film: Kobe Doin’ Work
- First TV Show: Arliss
Kobe Bryant Body Measurements:
- Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
- Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
- Shoe Size: 14
- Chest: 43 inches
- Biceps: 5 inches
- Waist: 35 inches
Kobe Bryant Interesting Facts:
- He was named after a Kobe steak which hiss parents had eaten at a restaurant before his birth.
- Kobe began playing basketball at the age of just 3.
- Bryant speaks fluent Italian language,