Bryant started playing basketball when he was 3 years old
In 2000 January, Kobe Bryant released a hip-hop single called, “K.O.BE,” with Sony Entertainment.
Kobe’s father, Joe Bryant named his son after the expensive and known Japanese cut of beef, “Kobe Beef,” after seeing it on a menu.
Kobe Spoke Italian fluently. When he was 6 years old, his father retired from NBA and moved his family to Rieti, Italy so as to continue playing.
He was selected 13th overall by the ‘Charlotte Hornets’ in the 1996 NBA draft.
He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons. In ’06, he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors
He was awarded the Most Valued Player (MVP) award in the 2007-2008 season and led his team to the 2008 NBA finals.
Bryant was the first guard to be drafted into NBA straight from highschool
Prior to leaving the NBA, Kobe started expanding his career by getting into the world of investing.
Kobe died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. His daughter Gianna and seven others also passed in the accident.