Kobe Bryant Research Paper

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Kobe Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia. His parents were Joe and Pamela Bryant. Joe Bryant was a former NBA player. Kobe had two older sisters. At the age of 6 Kobe’s family moved to Italy. Then in 1991 they moved back to Philadelphia. Kobe grew up watching basketball and soccer. He was a huge fan of the LA Lakers and the AC Milan. Kobe enrolled at Lower Merion Ace for high school. He soon became involved in the basketball program. Kobe was always referred to as “Joe Bryant’s kid” all throughout middle school. No one knew Kobe for Kobe, only as his father’s shadow. Kobe made the varsity team his freshman year. Many people said he had some skill. They all said he had handles and he could shoot. Although they also doubted him. They said he was too skinny and he was too fragile. So Kobe set out to prove everyone wrong. His freshman year his team went 4-20, but even then you could see Kobe’s love for the game and all of his potential. His Junior year Kobe led his team to the district championship game against their rival. Sadly they could not come out with a win. After the loss Kobe gave a short but very …show more content…

That NBA draft Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, but then traded to the LA Lakers. In Kobe’s basketball career he went on to win 5 NBA Championships, 1 MVP award, NBA All-Rookie Team, 3 time All-NBA team, 3 time All-defensive Team, 2 time NBA finals MVP, 3 time NBA All-star game MVP, and the defensive player of the year. Outside of the NBA Kobe has won 2 Gold olympic medals for basketball. Ever since a young age Kobe knew that he was going to make it big. He did this all because of his amazing work ethic and love for the game. Kobe will go down as one of the best players in NBA history. Kobe will also be the first player to have 2 jerseys retired by the same team. Kobe also holds the record of most points in a playoff game, scoring 81

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