Kobe Bryant’s gotta stop trashing Shaq’s NBA work ethic in the media, because it’s starting to get personal … so says one of their former teammates. We spoke with Tracy… READ MORE >
Born – August 23, 1978
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Basketball player, NBA champion, adulterer.
Drafted out of high school by the Charlotte Hornets, traded to the Lakers, considered to be one of the greatest shooting guards of all time, yada yada yada, nothing you don't already know if you follow sports (and nothing you wanna know if you don't).
Was given the nickname Black Mamba by a very dear friend ... himself. Not sure if it stuck or not.
Speaking of Black Mamba, he was accused of sexual assault against a 19-year-old hotel worker in Colorado. Case was dismissed after his accuser refused to testify against him. Possibly she was too busy bathing in cash she got from Kobe. Kidding!!!! (maybe not kidding)
For the record, Kobe admitted to having sex with the woman … but insisted it wasn’t rape. He did admit his favorite sexual activity … but it’s too graphic to write here. But for more info, check out Page 19 in the Kobe Bryant Police Interview. WARNING – It’s graphic.
Made things right with his wife by giving her a $4 million diamond ring … see, money CAN buy you love.
Kobe and Mrs. Kobe remained insanely happy... right up until she filed for divorce in 2011 … because she believed he was cheating on her, again.
Patched things up with Vanessa, again, after he gave her the deed to three of his mansions.
Cheating + money = love.
Samuel L. Jackson isn't the kind of guy who beats around the bush -- so when we asked if he thinks Kobe Bryant will ever win another NBA title, the guy was as brutally honest as it gets. But don't… READ MORE >
The $4 MILLION apology ring Kobe Bryant gave to Vanessa screwed things up for cheaters everywhere ... so says Marlon Wayans who says Kobe set the price of forgiveness way too damn… READ MORE >
The Lakers couldn't catch a break last night ... 'cause even before they were blown out by the Clippers, Kobe Bryant was taking shots at Nick Young ... for dressing like "Django."At least Django… READ MORE >
There's a major sports star who's trying to get the rights to call himself the "Black Mamba" -- only it's not Kobe Bryant, it's Floyd Mayweather's uncle ... who's been using the… READ MORE >
YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!!!It was full KOBE-MANIA at an L.A. mall yesterday ... when the Black Mamba arrived to promote his new Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoe and the entire shopping center… READ MORE >
You've heard the stories about Kobe Bryant and his legendary chopper ... but former Lakers player Devin Ebanks tells TMZ Sports he NEVER saw the Mamba helicopter to practice once!!!!Ebanks -- who… READ MORE >
Kobe Bryant didn't have to go through the regular NBA hazing rituals when he was a rookie -- in fact a bunch of retired Lakers GREATS came out to initiate the Mamba including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar… READ MORE >
Kobe Bryant's old pimped out Chevy Impala just got ROCKED at a major car auction in Arizona ... selling for BARELY HALF of what the owners were hoping to pull in ... TMZ Sports has learned. The… READ MORE >