Kobe Bean Bryant, born on August 23, 1978, was an American professional basketball player. He becomes a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association right after high school. Kobe Bryant is a true legend, as he is the first guard to play at least 20-seasons.
Kobe Bryant recognized as the top high-school basketball player in the country. Then, he declared for the 1996 NBA draft right after graduation. He became the 13th overall pick by Charlotte Hornets. However, he then has been traded to LA Lakers.
Kobe Bryant is a True Legend
As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer. Also, he became a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk contest. He then has been named All-Star by his second season. Bryant, alongside with O’Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive championships from 2000 – 2003.
He continued to soar high as one of the top basketball players in the league. He led the NBA scoring during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. Bryant scored a career-high of 81 points in a single game in 2006. In 2008, he was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the regular season. After their loss in 2008 NBA Finals, he led the Lakers for two consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010.
In 2013, Bryant suffered an Achilles tendon injury. Also, become the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points at 34. He also became the all-time leading scorer in the Lakers franchise history in 2010. He is topping the charts for free sports betting picks.
Recovered from Achilles tendon injury, he then suffered season-ending injuries to his knee and shoulder in the following two seasons. Bryant retired after the 2015 – 2016 season due to this physical decline.
He was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player. Bryant then became a household name in sports betting reviews. Also, Bryant is always regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. With his numbers, Kobe Bryant a true legend.
Following his retirement, everyone is sad not to see him in action. But he is still being seen in side-courts and outside the playing field. Also, he won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2018. It is for his film Dear Basketball.
Kobe Bryant is a true legend as his love for the game has not stopped. He organized basketball camps and taught the youth his knowledge of his craft. He imparts the so-called “Mamba Mentality.” It has reached not only the one he trains but inspires his fans as well.
Kobe Bryant’s Death
On the morning of January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant said to be dead at 41. According to Korea sports news reports, the helicopter carries Bryant along with this 13-year old daughter, Gianna, and five more people crashed. All the passengers, including the pilot, have died. Authorities have confirmed it, and the whole world is mourning. We have lost Kobe Bryant, a true legend.
Rest in peace Black Mamba.