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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He declared his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest. Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002. A heated feud between the duo and a loss in the 2004 NBA Finals was followed by O'Neal's trade from the Lakers after the 2003–04 season. Following O'Neal's departure Bryant became the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise. He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, setting numerous scoring records in the process. In 2006, Bryant scored a career-high 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the

Smush Parker Wants To Team Up With Kobe Bryant In Big3 League (VIDEO)

Smush Parker
I Wanna Make Up With Kobe Bryant To Dominate Big3 League

Ex-Laker Smush Parker wants to squash the beef with Kobe Bryant and team up to compete in Ice Cube's Big3 League!! In case you didn't know ... Kobe made it clear during his playing days that he… READ MORE >

Vanessa Bryant -- No More NBA on Xmas ... WOOHOO!!! (PHOTO)

Vanessa Bryant
No More NBA on Xmas WOOHOO!!!

Kobe Bryant has a NEW Christmas Day tradition -- one that doesn't involve basketball -- and it seems his wife, Vanessa, couldn't be more excited about it! FYI, Kobe spent 16 of his last 20 Dec.… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Rick Fox Will Not Help Train Kobe's Kids In Hoops ... Here's Why (VIDEO)

Rick Fox
I Won't Train Kobe's Kids In Hoops ... Here's Why

Bad news for Kobe Bryant ... his old pal, Rick Fox, says he probably won't have anything to do with nurturing Mamba's kids to hoops greatness ... but he has a perfectly good reason why. We… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Kobe Bryant's First Pic of Newborn Baby!!! (PHOTO)

Kobe Bryant
MEET MY BABY ... She's Adorable!

Here she is ... the newest member of the Mamba family!  Vanessa Bryant just posted the very first pic of her new baby daughter, Bianka Bryant ... born December 5. Mrs. Mamba added, "Kobe and… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Kobe Bryant's Daughter's Name is Bianka Bella Bryant (DOCUMENT)

Kobe Bryant
Bianka Bella Bryant is Her Name!

Kobe Bryant's third feat got the triple B treatment. TMZ Sports has obtained a copy of Kobe and Vanessa's brand new baby certificate and it lists her full name -- Bianka Bella Bryant! She was born… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Chris Paul to Kobe Bryant: 'Keep Going Til You Have a Boy!' (VIDEO)

Chris Paul to Kobe:
Congrats on the Kid, But 'Keep Going Til You Have a Boy!'

Chris Paul is super happy that his friend, Kobe Bryant, just had his 3rd baby girl -- but he has a message for the NBA legend ... "Keep going 'til you get a boy!" READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- Three-Peat Papa ... Wife Gives Birth To 3rd Kid

Kobe Bryant
Three-Peat Papa ... Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!

Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt ... 'cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple's third child ... TMZ Sports has learned. The Bryants announced some… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
L.A. Lakers -- No Kobe? No Problem ... We Still Draw Huge Stars!! (PHOTO GALLERY)

L.A. Lakers
No Kobe? No Problem ... We Still Draw Huge Stars!!

Life without Kobe Bryant began for the Lakers Wednesday night -- but the stars still showed up in force to support the Purple and Gold. Kendall Jenner sat courtside -- probably to support her… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- Mamba Mask Hits Auction Block ... Expected To Rake In Over $50k!! (PHOTO)

Kobe Bryant
Mamba Mask Hits Auction Block Expected To Rake In Over $50k!!

Kobe Bryant fans, here's your chance to come face-to-face with the Mamba himself (kinda) ... 'cause the NBA legend's game-worn protective face mask just hit the auction block!! During the 2012… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Kobe Bryant: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Kobe Bryant
Good Genes Or Good Docs?

Kobe Bryant’s good looks are clearly not retiring! Here’s a 19-year-old baby Black Mamba on the court back in 1997 (left) and 19 years later ... the recently retired Lakers legend --… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago

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