Kobe Bryant was born on August 23rd 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a recently retired professional basketball player and businessman.
Kobe entered the NBA directly from high school winning five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. At age 34, Kobe was named the youngest player in the league history to reach 30,000 career points.
In addition to being recognized and rewarded for his talents domestically, he is also recognized internationally as a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. men’s basketball teams at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games.