Kobe Bryant (born 23 August 1978) was a famous basketball player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He played for the “Los Angelas Lakers” in National Basketball Association. He is best known as the 5 times champion of the NBA. Kobe was a well-known player in the NBA.
He was at the position of the guard in association for the past 20 seasons. He was the most valuable player in the NBA. Bryant took retirement from the NBA at the end of the season of 2015-16.
Kobe Bryant’s Death
On 26 January 2020, Kobe and his daughter Giana were moved from Orange County, California. They were traveling in the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. The baseball coach John Altobelli and his family were also in the helicopter. They flew at 9:06 am from John Wayne Airport.
After 40 minutes, the plane was crashed with a mountain at 09:47 am in Calabasas, California. Bryant and his daughter were killed in the crash.
It was a very painful accident. All the passengers, who travel on the helicopter died at the moment. Kobe was 41 years old at the time of death.
According to the media, the reason for the crash was heavy fog. The pilot of the helicopter struggled to save the helicopter from the accident, but he fails. It was a very shocking moment for all the family members of passengers.
Kobe’s daughter was only 13-year-old, who lost her life at a very early age. The safety board of America still investigation to find the accurate cause of the accident.
Early Life, Parents, Sisters & Education
Kobe Bean Bryant took birth from his parents on 23 August 1978 (age 41 years, as in 2019) in Philadelphia city in Pennsylvania, United States. He was the younger son of the famous basketball player named “Joe Bryant”.
His mother “Pamela Bryant” is a homemaker. His upbringing was in Italy. He was fond of sports from childhood.
In his school days, he started playing basketball in the Varsity Basketball team. He influenced by dad so much.
He learns the lesson of sports for her father in childhood. At a very early age, he earned the name of Pennsylvania player of the year in his high school days.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
The player has good physics. Kobe Bryant holds the position of the guard in NBA because of his 6 feet 5 inches tall height. His weight is around 96 kilograms. As an athlete, he was strictly following the diet plan and workout routine.
Kobe gives more than 5 hours a day to exercise. He spends the first 3 hours in the gym for doing cardio and remaining hours in practicing of Basketball. The shoe size of Kobe is 13.5 (U.K).
He hires a professional gym trainer named “Tim Grover” to maintain his body fit and healthy. If we talk about his work routine, he was very health conscious. He divided his exercise into parts.
Apart from an exercise, he gave importance to rest because he thinks that proper rest is mandatory for a sports player. The player has a tan skin tone and black color hair. He has bis black color eyes.
Personal Life, Spouse Vanessa Laine Bryant & Children
In the year 1996, Bryant had an affair with famous American actress and singer “Brandy Norwood”. He starts dates her from a prom night at his high school. After some time. They break their relationship due to some reason.
After that, he started to focus on his career. In 1999, Kobe Bryant met his future wife “Vanessa Laine” at a studio. Laine was working as a back dancer there. Kobe went to the studio for an album.
The couple falls in love with each other and starts their relationship. After one year the couple did their engagement ceremony in May 2000, in his hometown.
After the break of a year, he got married to his spouse on 18 April 2001. It was a royal wedding. Bryant was the father of four daughters. The couple blessed with their first daughter named “Natalia Diamante Bryant” on 19 January 2003.
After three years Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was born on 1st May 2006 (died on 26 January 2020 in the incident).
His wife gave birth to his third daughter “Bianka Bella” in the year 2016. Kobe’s little princes “Capri Kobe Bryant” was born in June 2019. He also posted the images of his daughter on his official Instagram account.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kobe Bryant
|Real Full Birth Name||Kobe Bean Bryant.|
|Nickname||Mister Clutch and Kobe.
|Famous as||The most valuable player of NBA.|
|Age at the time of death||41 years old.|
|Date of Birth||August 23, 1978.|
|Date of Death||26 January 2020.|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Death place||Calabasas, California, U.S.|
|House Location||Newport Beach, California, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 5".
Centimeters: 195.5 cm.
Meters: 1.95 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 96 Kg.
Pounds: 212 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||13.5.|
|Parents||Father: Joe Bryant.
|Siblings||Sisters: Shaya Bryant and Sharia Bryant-Washington.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Daughters||1. Natalia Diamante (19 January 2003).
2. Gianna Maria-Onore (1 May 2006 to 26 January 2020).
3. Bianka Bella (2016).
4. Capri Kobe Bryant (June 2019).
|Social media||Instagram: @kobebryant (15.4 million + followers).
Twitter: @kobebryant (15.2 million + followers).
Facebook: Kobe Bryant.
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Lower Merion High School.|
|Net worth||$500 million (as in 2020).|
Basketball Career, Matches & Net Worth
The 41-year-old serves his 20 years in the professional National Basketball Association. He starts playing Basketball in his high school days. In the year 1996, he played professionally for the NBA draft. By seeing his great stats, the Charlotte Hornets selected him at the 13th overall pick.
In the Rookie season, he was selected in the team Los Angelas Lakers. He played 20 seasons in the team. In 1998, he gained his name in the All-Star game. He continuously won the Lakers championships of the season 2000, 2001, and 2002.
In 2020, Kobe Bryant’s Net worth is around $500 million US Dollars, according to the Forbes website.
After that, he won another two championships in the year 2009 and 2010 and earned the title of 5 years NBA championship holder. He played almost 20 seasons in the NBA and got retired in the year 2016.
Apart from a sports person, he also appeared in his documentary movie named “Kobe Doin’ Work” in 2009. He achieved so many gold medals and other achievements in his career.
- He has featured in the television show named “Arli$$” in 1996.
- His dad gives him the training of basketball when he was 3 years old.
- He was raised in Italy, that’s why he spoke Italian very frequently.
- In the year 2003, he was charged with a crime of sexual assault with a 19-year-old hotel employee.
- At the age of 36, he was badly injured in his Achilles tendon during the match.
- When he was in high school, once he keeps practicing basketball for 14 hours continuously.
- Kobe Bryant was also a brand ambassador of various energy drinks like Body Armor and Glaceau.
- He preferred to play individually other than in a team.
- His favorite food is Sweet Potatoes and Crabs.
- He is the holder of three social media accounts.
- Kobe had a habit to stop the practice when he reached 400 points.