Shoot some hoops with Kobe Bryant
''What I’m doing right now, I’m chasing perfection”
- Born Kobe Bean Bryant on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, PA
- Kobe Bryant has won five NBA championships and in 2008 was selected as the NBA’s ‘Most Valuable Player’.
- He has also represented his country in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where he helped Team
USA win a gold medal in basketball
- Bryant has played with the LA Lakers since he was drafted into the NBA at age 17 in 1996.
- He is the youngest player to score 23,000 points and to start an all-star game.
- He won the All-Star MVP Award in 2002, 2007
and 2009, as well as three ESPY Awards
- Bryant’s parents named him after premium steak they found on a restaurant menu