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Kobe Bryant

Is related to Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant
 
Wears #8 for the LA Lakers
 
Bryant was the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania schoolboy history with 2,883 points, breaking the marks of Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain (2,359 points) and former St. Joseph's player Carlin Warley (2,441 points
 
Met his wife, Vanessa, during a visit to the set of one of Snoop Dogg's video, where she was working as a model.
 
Recorded song with Tyra Banks called "K.O.B.E." This song was released as a single, but the full album was never released
 
He is 6 foot 7 and 220 pounds
 
Made the 2nd highest score in NBA which is 81 points.
 
started in the nba in 1996
 
He ranks number 19 in 3 point shots made.
 
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Points Per Game
 
ranks #2 in scoring(1402.0)
 
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Field Goals Made
 
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throws made
 
Became the youngest All-Star in NBA history, posting a team-high 18 points and 6 rebounds, in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York
 
Selected to the 2004-05 All-NBA Third Team after averaging 27.6 ppg, 6.0 apg
 
Selected by USA Today and Parade Magazine as the National High School Player of the Year as a senior at Lower Merion H.S
 
Kobe has been playing for almost 10 years and 9 seasons.
 
Bryant has two sisters, Shaya and Sharia
 
He has a number of nicknames including Black Mamba (a venomous snake), Employee #8, Izzo, KB8, Three Rings (when at Rucker Park), The Dagger, Neo, Kobe Wan Kenobi, Ocho, The 8th Wonder of the World, and most recently, Mr. 81
 
Currently, Bryant is the leading scorer of the 2005-2006 NBA season, averaging 36 points per game, the most since Michael Jordan averaged 37 points per game in 1987.
 
Bryant and O'Neal would often launch jarring verbal attacks at each other, including O'Neal's allegations of Bryant as a greedy ball-hog and Bryant's maligning of O'Neal as "fat." What is considered to be one of the largest blows to the relationship.
 
Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 6 he, his two sisters, and his parents moved to Italy, where his father began playing professional basketball
 
The duo of Kobe Bryant & Lamar Odom is known as Law & Order.
 
8-time NBA All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
 
NBA Slam Dunk Champion: 1997
 
He took R&B singer Brandy to his senior prom in 1996.
 
Youngest player to reach 15,000 points in his career (27 years, 136 days), set January 6, 2006 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
 
He lists Star Wars as his all-time favorite movie.
 
He guest starred on TV shows Moesha and In the House.
 
Bryant released a rap album, guest rapped on Brian McKnight's "Hold Me" remix.
 
Bryant's 81-point-game was the 666th game of his professional career. It came from 66 shots, 46 from the field and 20 from the free-throw line
 
Named the 1996 Naismith High School Player of the Year
 
When the Lakers faced the Miami Heat on January 16, 2006, Bryant and O'Neal made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that is believed to signify the end of the feud that had festered between the two players.
 
3-time All-NBA Defensive First Team: 2000, 2003, 2004
 
Although personal issues and instances of harsh criticism have lowered his esteem in the opinions of some, Bryant's achievements along with his uncanny mix of dedication, talent, skill, and work ethic still inspire his fans to consider him one .....
 
He is one of the youngest players to play a 10th season at young and tender age of 27 for his 10th season.
 
In late January 2006, Bryant offcially agreed to a three-year commitment to the USA Basketball team that, once qualified, will play in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
 
Commentators have vehemently debated whether Kobe's 81 point-game in the modern NBA era is a more impressive feat then Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962.
 
Was voted as a starter on the 1998 Western Conference All-Star squad, becoming at 19 the youngest All-Star starter in NBA history. Scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in his debut.
 
Holds the NBA record for greatest percentage of own teams' point total with 66.4% of the Lakers' 122 points, set on January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors,he had 81 points that night.
 
As a young student in Italy, he was considered unapt to any sport activity by his sport professor.
 
He Came from Lower Merion High School and was only the third player to come out of high school to the nba.other players before him were Kevin Garnett and Moses Malone.
 
He wore jersey #33 while at Lower Merion High School.
 
Bryant's first name was given after the famous Kobe beef in Japan.
 
Bryant is the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania school history (2,883 points)
 
USA Today and Parade Magazine's 1996 National High School Player of the Year with a seasonal average of 30.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game
 
Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,where basket ball star,allen iverson is playing for the philidlephia sixers
 
He became a spokesperson for major corporations such as McDonald's and Coca-Cola
 
Youngest player to reach 10,000 points in his career (24 years, 193 days), set March 5, 2003 vs. the Indiana Pacers.
 
Well-Known for his Deadly 3 pointer.
 
Most free throws made, one quarter: 14 (3rd quarter, December 20, 2005 vs. Dallas Mavericks; tied with 5 players).
 
Has 8 nba records
 
has the record for most 3 pointers in a game (12)
 
In late January 2006, Bryant officially agreed to a three-year commitment to the USA Basketball team that, once qualified, will play in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
 
He is on his 10th season in the nba.
 
One of only three players in NBA history to score 45-plus points per game for 4 consecutive games (the others are Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain), and the first to accomplish it since Chamberlain, who did it in November of 1964.
 
Kobe and Vanessa's first daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant was born on January 19, 2003
 
He married his wife on April 18, 2001.
 
He is only the 3rd nba player to get in to the league,skipping college
 
On April 6, 2006, Bryant's 42 points in an overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets, his twenty-fourth of the season, broke the previous Los Angeles Lakers franchise record of twenty-three 40-point games in a season set by Elgin Baylor in 1962-63.
 
Greatest percentage of own teams' point total (66.4% of the Lakers' 122 points)
 
He wears #8 on his jersey because his ABCD Adidas Camp number back then was 143. 1+4+3 = 8, hence his current number. He says that even though he wore #33 in high school, it was easy to switch to #8 because 8 was his jersey number back.
 
Bryant was originally selected 13th by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft, but they traded him on July 11, 1996 to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac.
 
Became the first player ever to outscore the opposing team through three quarters since the advent of the 24-second shot clock after scoring 62 points in three quarters of play on December 20, 2005 vs. the Dallas Mavericks.
 
One of only two players in NBA history to score 35-plus points per game for 13 consecutive games (the other is Wilt Chamberlain).
 
With his growing list of individual and team accomplishments, the 27-year old Bryant is expected by many to eventually rank among the greatest players in NBA history.
 
5-time All-Defensive: First Team: 2000, 2003, 2004. Second Team: 2001, 2002
 
Had a feud with Shaquille O'neal.
 
Scoring average, month: 43.4 (January 2006)
 
The all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania school history with 2,883 points.
 
Currently, Bryant is the leading scorer of the 2005-2006 NBA season, averaging 34.9 points per game, the most since Michael Jordan averaged 35.0 points per game in 1988. He also has scored 2,584 points for the season, the most since Jordan had 2,633
 
1995 Adidas ABCD Camp Senior MVP
 
Has been rumored to be the mvp.[2006]
 
1996 USA Today All-USA First Team
 
He became a spokesperson for major corporations such as McDonald's and Coca-Cola. For several years, he had an exclusive apparel and shoe deal with Adidas but is currently under a four-year, $45 million advertising contract with Nike
 
Youngest player to start an NBA game (18 years, 158 days), making his first start for the Los Angeles Lakers on January 28, 1997.
 
Games scoring 40 points or more, season: 25 ( season 2005-06)
 
Led Lower Merion High School to a 31-3 record, including 27 straight wins, and the PIAA Class AAAA state title as a senior (1996).
 
Hit the game-winning bucket with 2.6 seconds remaining, lifting the Lakers to a 97-96 win over Phoenix on 5/10/00 in game 2 of the series
 
Ranks #15 in the NBA in Free-Throw Percentage(86.4 %)
 
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Points(2635.0)
 
career average of points:27.3
 
Scored 1,080 on his SATs
 
Expecting second child with wife Vanessa due in May 2006
 
Signs first pro contract. (27 July 1996)
 

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