Kobe Bryant Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
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?
Who was his favorite team when he was growing up?
A: The Lakers.
When Bryant was six, his father retired from the
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
In 2003, Bryant was accused of what?
A: Sexual assault.
Criminal charges were brought and then dropped after
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
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 2005–2006 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
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?
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?
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?
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.