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Who was Kobe Bryant?
A: Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player.

Where was Kobe Bryant born?
A: In Philadelphia.

He was the youngest of how many children?
A: Three, and only son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant.

He was also the maternal nephew of whom?
A: Basketball player John "Chubby" Cox.

Whom did his parents name him after?
A: The famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu.

His middle name, Bean, was derived from what?
A: His father's nickname "Jellybean".

Bryant's family was Catholic, and he had always what?
A: Practiced his faith.


How old was Kobe when he started playing basketball?
A: Three.

Who was his favorite team when he was growing up?
A: The Lakers.

When Bryant was six, his father retired from the NBA and moved his family to where?
A: Rieti in Italy to continue playing professional basketball at a lower level.

Kobe became accustomed to his new lifestyle and learned to do what?
A: Speak fluent Italian.

A shooting guard, Bryant entered “what” directly from high school?
A: The National Basketball Association (NBA).

He played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with what team?
A: The Los Angeles Lakers.

How many NBA championships did Bryant win?
A: Five.


How many times was he an All-Star?
A: 18 times.

Kobe was a 15-time member of what?
A: The All-NBA Team.

He was a12-time member of the what?
A: The All-Defensive Team.

In what year was he named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)?
A: 2008.

Kobe was also a two-time what?
A: NBA Finals MVP winner.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time he led the NBA in scoring during how many seasons?
A: Two seasons.

Where does he rank on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists?
A: Fourth.


Bryant was the son of whom?
A: Former NBA player Joe Bryant.

Where did he attend High School?
A: Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania.

In high school he was recognized as the top what?
A: High-school basketball player in the country.

Upon graduation, he declared for the 1996 NBA draft and was selected by whom?
A: The Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick; the Hornets then traded him to the Lakers.

As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a what?
A: A high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest.

Despite a feud with teammate Shaquille O'Neal, the pair led the Lakers to how many consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002?
A: Three.

In 2003, Bryant was accused of what?
A: Sexual assault.


Criminal charges were brought and then dropped after what?
A: After the accuser refused to testify, with a civil suit later settled out of court.

Bryant denied the assault charge but admitted to what?
A: A sexual encounter and issued a public apology.

The allegations were considered to have harmed his what?
A: His public profile and led to the loss of several sponsorships.

After the Lakers lost the 2004 NBA Finals, O'Neal was traded, and Bryant became what?
A: The cornerstone of the Lakers.

He led the NBA in scoring during what two seasons?
A: The 20052006 and 2006–2007 seasons.

In 2006, he scored a career-high 81 points; the second most points scored in what?
A: In a single game in league history.

Who scored more?
A: Wilt Chamberlain's in his 100-point game in 1962.


Bryant led the team to two consecutive championships in what years?
A:  2009 and 2010 and was named NBA Finals MVP on both occasions.

He continued to be among the top players in the league through 2013, when he suffered what?
A: A torn Achilles tendon at age 34.

Although he recovered from that injury, he suffered season-ending injuries to what in the following two seasons?
A: His knee and shoulder, respectively.

Citing his physical decline, when did Bryant retire?
A: After the 2015–16 season.

At 34 years and 104 days of age, Bryant became the youngest player in league history to reach how many career points?
A: 30,000.

He became the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history on February 1, 2010, surpassing whom?
A: Jerry West.

Bryant was also the first guard in NBA history to play at least how many seasons?
A: 20.


His 18 All-Star designations are the second most all time, while it is the record for most consecutive appearances as a what?
A: A starter.

Bryant's four All-Star MVP Awards are tied with who?
A: Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history.

At the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, he won how many gold medals as a member of the U.S. national team?
A: Two.

In 2018, he won the Academy Award for what?
A: Best Animated Short Film for his 2017 film Dear Basketball.

Bryant died at age 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a what?
A: A helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.


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