Bryant started playing basketball when he was 3 years old

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Kobe Bryant

In 2000 January, Kobe Bryant released a hip-hop single called, “K.O.BE,” with Sony Entertainment.

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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.

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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.

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He was selected 13th overall by the ‘Charlotte Hornets’ in the 1996 NBA draft. 

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He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons. In ’06, he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors

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He was awarded the Most Valued Player (MVP) award in the 2007-2008 season and led his team to the 2008 NBA finals.

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 Bryant was the first guard to be drafted into NBA straight from highschool

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Prior to leaving the NBA, Kobe started expanding his career by getting into the world of investing.

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Kobe died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. His daughter Gianna and seven others also passed in the accident.

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