Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978(1978-08-23)) is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest.
Kobe spotted in Portland last night. At Nike for Kobe VII or to sign 1-game Italian team contract? (H/T @gdubu)
Fun Fact! Bryant's father is former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe "Jellybean" Bryant!
Jus walked right next to Kobe Bryant
OMG! KOBE BRYANT IS SITTING NEXT TO ME!!! -___-
Saw Kobe Bryant at lunch