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Hello dear virtual friends, how are you today? First of all, I would like to apologize for not being there for a couple of days, due to obligations, I didn't have time to write. So let’s remember one legend, who left us too soon, and he was an outstanding player and man.
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American basketball player. He played at fullback.
He is the son of former American basketball player and coach Joe Bryant. Bryant is one of the few basketball players in the NBA who did not go to college, but was drafted directly from high school. He was selected as the 13th pick in 1996 by the Charlotte Hornets, who forwarded him to the Lakers in exchange for Vlado Divac. With the Lakers, he won 5 championship titles (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010) and in 2009 and 2010 he was named the most useful player in the NBA finals. He played in the finals in 2004 and 2008, but the Lakers lost to the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics. He was a participant in All-Star games 18 times (1998, 2000-2016), and 4 times he was named the most useful player (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011). He was twice the top scorer in the NBA league (2006 and 2007).He was named the most useful player in 2008. He was selected to the first team of the NBA league 11 times (2002-2004, 2006-2013). In 1997, he won the dunk competition. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive titles, from 2000 to 2002. The Annals will remember the game played on January 22, 2006 between the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers, during which Kobe Bryant scored 81 points, which is his career record, and also the second best personal performance in one game, immediately after Chamberlain's 100 points from 1962. At 34 years and 104 days old, Kobe Bryant became the youngest basketball player in league history to score 30,000 points. He is the best scorer in the history of the Lakers. He won 2 Olympic gold medals with the USA national team, in 2008 and 2012.
On November 29, 2015, Bryant officially announced that the 2015/2016 season will be over. be his last, after 20 years of playing in the NBA. In his last game in the NBA league, on April 13, 2016 against Utah, Bryant scored 60 points.
Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, as the youngest of three children and the only son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. When Kobe Bryant turned 6, he moved with his parents to Italy, where his father continued to play basketball. During that period, he learned Italian. and Spanish. During the summer, young Kobe would return to the United States, where he would play in the summer basketball league. He started playing basketball at the age of 3, and while he was growing up, his favorite club became the Los Angeles Lakers. He also played football, and his favorite club is FC Milan. His grandfather would send him videos of NBA games, which Bryant would study. Before his father retired from basketball in 1991, the family returned to live in the United States.
Bryant was promising back in high school. He went to Louer Marion High School. The school is located in one of the suburbs of Philadelphia, which is called Lower Marion. There he recorded great numbers and provided, even then, unforgettable basketball nights. During his second season in high school, Kobe was coached by his father. For the next three years, Kobe had great stats, 30.8 points per game, 12 steals, 6.5 assists, 4 steals per game. He finished his high school career as the top scorer in Southern Pennsylvania, surpassing top players like Wilt Chamberlain and Lionel Simons. During 1995 at Adidas ’ABCD camp, Kobe earned MVP recognition as a senior, playing side by side with a future Lakers teammate, Lamar Odom.
Kobe Bryant is the first defender to be selected in the NBA draft after finishing high school. He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 as the 13th pick. The Los Angeles Lakers have signed a contract that would change their starting center Vlado Divac for the draft rights of the Charlotte Hornets. That's how the young, talented defender got to the Los Angeles Lakers. Then follows a dizzying rise in his NBA career.
During his first NBA season, Kobe mostly entered the game from the bench as a replacement for starting defender Eddie Jones. But as time went on, Bryant gained more minutes, making him the youngest player to ever play in an NBA game, and even the youngest NBA starter ever. At the end of the season, Kobe played an average of 15.5 minutes, but worth 15.5 minutes. per game. During the 1997 All-Star Game, Bryant won the dunk competition, becoming the youngest NBA basketball player to win it, at just 18 years old. At the end of the 1996/97 season, Bryant earned a spot on the second NBA arm team.
In his second NBA season, Bryant gained more minutes, and slowly began to stand out among young defenders. With last year's statistics of 7.6 points, Bryant raised the game to a completely different level, so he scored 15.4 points in his second NBA season. Bryant got more minutes because he played the position of the low wing, not the defender. Kobe was a candidate for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award. That year, thanks to the fans' vote, Kobe also became the youngest starter in an NBA All-Star game. Bryant’s 15.4 points per game is a record statistic in NBA league history for all non-starter players.In other words, no player who entered the game from the bench had more than Kobi's 15.4 points per game (that record has not been broken even today).
He died in a plane crash on January 26, 2020, together with his daughter Djiane.
The famous basketball player Kobe Bryant was legendary in his work, he did not allow himself to be disturbed and until the end of his career he fought with great passion for points as at the very beginning.
Statistics show that Kobe Byant is one of the best basketball players in the history of this game. His motivation and passion that guided him in every game made him remembered as an NBA legend and an example of a successful athlete for many generations.
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