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The life and Times of Kobe Bryant

The Life and Times of... KOBE BRYANT He's announced that his career is coming to an end after the 2015-2016 NBA season. As he makes his final appearances on NBA courts around the country, let's take a look at how he's become one of the all-time greats. 1978 Named after a Japanese steakhouse, Kobe Bean Bryant was born in Philadelphia, PA 1984 Kobe moved to Italy when he was six, when his dad decided to play in the Italian League. He became fluent in Italian and Spanish. 1996 Kobe played his first NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 3, 1996. He was the youngest player to ever play in an NBA game to that point. 1998 At 19. Kobe became the youngest All-Star in NBA history. 1999 2000, 2001, 2002 Bryant wins his first NBA title in 2000, when the Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers in six games. They would go on to win three consecutive championships. In one of his rare moments of "defeat," Kobe releases an ill- fated hip-hop allbum. 2006 On January 22, 2006 Kobe Scores 81 points against the Toronto Raptors 2015 The end of a Hall Of Fame career. Vip TICKETS

The life and Times of Kobe Bryant

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As Kobe Bryant's illustrious career in the NBA comes to a close, Los Angeles Lakers fans (and basketball fans everywhere) will cherish the memories of one of the all-time greats. Here are just a few o...


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