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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Embarked with historic run of posting more than forty points in nine consecutive games in 2002-03 season American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant has many such credits to his career and is known in the world of the man as Black Mamba.

Kobe Bean Bryant is a successful basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on 23 august 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned national recognition during his high school career at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia. As a freshman, his father Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach, coached him his sophomore year of high school.

After completing his high school in 1996, Kobe Bryant was selected as the 13th overall draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets. During his amateur season in 1996 he played for limited minutes but further during his second season Bryant got more playing time and presented his hidden abilities as a talented guard and became runner-up for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. In 1998-99 he emerged as a premier guard in the league that sportswriters compared him with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

Kobe Bryant played 80 games for the first time in his career from 2001-02 and had a career high of 46.9% shooting and in 2002 finals he averaged 26.8 points, 51.4% shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists per game. Due to his diligent performance in basket playing, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to win three championships and with more struggles achieved a reputation as a clutch player.

During the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, Kobe Bryant led the NBA in scoring  and in 2006, he scored a career-high 81 points and the second most points scored in a single game in NBA history. In 2007–08 season he was honored with the regular season’s Most Valuable Player Award and led the Lakers to  two consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010 and credited as NBA Finals MVP at both of events. He is also a twelve-time member of the All-NBA team and ten-time All-Defensive team and is the youngest basketball player ever to receive defensive honors that makes him one of the top sportsmen.

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