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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant was an American All-Star basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant became famous in 1996 as the first shooting guard in basketball history to be drafted out of high school. He has twice been the NBA’s leading scorer and was the season's MVP in 2007-08.

Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia. He was named after the beef famous in Kobe, Japan. His father was a Philadelphia 76ers player. When Bryant was six, his family moved to Italy. He learned to play soccer and once considered becoming a professional soccer player. Back in the USA, he excelled in high school basketball and joined the NBA, aged 17.

On January 26, 2020, Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other occupants (including baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife and daughter) were killed in a helicopter crash while flying to a basketball game at Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy, where Gianna was scheduled to play.


August 23, 1978
Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia.

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June 23, 2021
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ABC News
June 23, 2021
Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
Marguerite Ward
May 24, 2021
Business Insider
Grover trained star athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade. But convincing Bryant to rest was "a tough lesson" that took a while.
Mary Hanbury
April 21, 2021
Business Insider
Nike signed Kobe Bryant in 2003; his signature sneakers, made in collaboration with the brand, were wildly popular. He died in January 2020.
Bill Shaikin
January 25, 2021
Los Angeles Times
The Cactus League and mayors, city managers and tribal leaders of the nine Arizona communities that host 15 MLB teams asked that spring training be postponed.
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