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Kobe Bryant: biography
Kobe Bean Bryant is an outstanding basketball player of our time, the attacking defender «Los Angeles Lakers», nicknamed the «Black Mamba».
Kobe Bryant – hereditary basketball player. In addition to the excellent physical data and unusual talents nature gave him a good inheritance. Kobe’s father, Joe Bryant, was also professionally played basketball, was an asset in the NBA, played for the American team, and a number of Italian clubs. On account of the Jelly Bean (nickname Joe Bryant) 606 games in Association with an average score of 8.7 points per game. Mother young talents, Pamela Cox, sister of professional basketball player chubby Cox.
Although Bryant was born in Philadelphia, seriously playing basketball he started abroad. The fact is that when the boy was six years old, his family temporarily moved to Italy, where he continued his career the father of the family. So the boy went to school in Italy, and he had to learn Italian along with Spanish.
In Europe, Bryant was not only fond of basketball, to teach which the father began with his three years, but football. In a subsequent interview, the athlete admitted that if he had stayed in Italy, he would have been able to choose his career. Among his football idols Kobe was the name of Rijkaard and Ronaldinho, and he’s always rooting for the club «Milan».
In 1991 the father made a career as a professional player and with his family returned to the States, where he engaged in coaching. Being a talented basketball coach, Joe did not forget to devote time to his son, who had already shown himself to be a promising basketball player.
First sporting success
Kobe was training every day, showing unusual for a boy the will to win and hard work. It has affected not only the efforts of father professional, but also private traits of a future champion, who proved himself an avid perfectionist: he had become the best and maintain this status by any means.
By this time, Bryant went to another high school — Lower Merion. At school he was quickly noticed by the scouts, recruited talented players in the local team in basketball. In high school, the talent of a young basketball player was fully apparent.
Made themselves felt and hours of training; four years thanks to a Kobe Bryant team Lower Merion High School with was bad turned into the best in the state. Moreover, he and Kobe managed to achieve outstanding success: scored a total of 2 883 points became the most productive player among school teams in the history of the state and received the title of best high school basketball player of America. From this moment, basketball Bryant’s career went sharply uphill and the player never regretted my desire to associate with professional sports.
The career of basketball player
In sports biography «Black Mamba» had a lot of UPS and almost no crashes (not counting the numerous injuries). The best moments of the games in which he participated and, in fact, each time led to the victory of the home team, will remain forever in the memory of fans and millions of fans around the world. In these episodes, already about twenty years old young basketball players. Twenty years is a whole era for the athlete, usually a big basketball go much earlier, but Kobe kept to the last, incredible effort always staying at the peak of his fame.
The beginning of the «big game» on putting their own candidates for the NBA draft in high school. Kobe Bryant became the world’s first professional basketball player, a member of the Association at such a young age. It picked the «Charlotte hornets» under 13 number in the first round.
It was later revealed that the «hornets» did this by prior arrangement with the «Los Angeles Lakers» (for which Kobe was sick as a child) to exchange for another player. Kobe Bryant proved to be a great shooting guard, and «Charlotte hornets» was in dire need of a center.
It so happened that the Lakers Bryant played in a pair with another famous basketball player, winner of many titles, Shaquille o’neal. Together they brought his team to three NBA championship title in a row, from 2000 to 2002. Unfortunately, both players were natural leaders, and on this ground between them began outright hostility. O’neill didn’t want to give someone your place the winning character of the team and «Black Mamba» could not tolerate a secondary role. Eventually won youth: Shaquille passed in 2004, «Miami heat», and Kobe was the main star of the Lakers.
Talent and tremendous willpower allowed the «Black Mamba» to make one of the most brilliant careers in professional sports. It is considered as the most productive player and is often compared to Michael Jordan, to break the records of which Kobe has always sought. By the way, and Jordan himself admitted that if anyone can compare with him, only Kobe Bryant.
In the seasons 2005-2007 Kobe was the best scorer in 2008, in the seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10, the most productive player in the NBA and most valuable player in the history of the Lakers. Almost every year Bryant beat records performance, becoming the youngest member of the basketball team who have accumulated the maximum number of points.
Kobe Bean Bryant is among the ten best players in the NBA together with his former teammate Shaquille o’neal. The latter retired in 2011 and at that time, Bryant has been the leader in the list of the best snipers among active NBA players. In February 2012 in the match with «Philadelphia-76» the Lakers lost, but Kobe once again scored a record number of points and is ahead of Shaquille o’neal, and in March 2013 surpassed legendary center Wilt Chamberlain’s number of points.
The last match, Kobe Bryant played in April 2016, when the next championship of his family, «Lakers» beat «Utah». Smiling 37-year-old pictured at the moment when he was saying goodbye, said: «the Mamba is coming.»
This decision was given to the champion a hard time, but he emerged victorious. Only members of the club, numerous massage therapists, chiropractors, doctors and other personnel know what it cost Bryant not only can appear on the site, but again prove to be the best of the best players, the champion, beats its own records. Numerous injuries and age made itself felt, and the fact that Bryant has always done all the heavy lifting, as in his youth, does him honor. Anyway, the athlete retired at the Zenith of fame after achieving a childhood dream.
During his professional career «the Black Mamba» has won 5 League titles, has twice won gold at the Olympic games, was the winner of the championship of the United States. In addition, Bryant 18 times was a member of the all-star game 15 times — team all-star and 12 — team protection all NBA stars.
Kobe Bryant has the following titles:
- the most accurate of the player (the number of three-point shots per game);
- the youngest player in national team of all star rookies and all-star protection in the starting lineup in the game and the all-star game;
- the youngest player who scored 24000, 25000, 27000, 28000, 29000, 30000 points (limit of 10000, 15000, 20000 and 23000 points later, he was ahead of LeBron James);
- fifth NBA player that broke the record 30,000 points;
- the age of the player, who received 60 points per game.
The personal life of the athlete has developed as happy as his professional career. Your mate Kobe met in his youth. It was Vanessa Cornejo Abrita, married — Vanessa lane Bryant. The young people were married in 2001, when Bryant was 22 years old, and his fiancée is 19 years old. Parents and relatives of an NBA star at the wedding was not present, since did not approve of this marriage.
Kobe had a fight with my parents, but by 2003, when the couple gave birth to first daughter Natalia Dimant, the relationship with the older generation was adjusted. Today Bryant is happy with his wife and children; the second girl, Gianna Maria Onore came to light in 2006, and the third daughter, Bianca Bella, was born in December 2016.