Fun Fact 2 Kobe Bryant is a famous American basketball player whose
success in basketball and impressive career has led him to win many NBA
Fun Fact 3: Kobe Bryant married a background dancer called Vanessa Laine.
They met when Vanessa was seventeen and Kobe was twenty-one. The couple
dated for two years before tying the knot.
Fun Fact 4: Kobe Bryant attended Lower Merion High School in Archmore,
Pennsylvania. His school basketball career was a great success and he
achieved the status of top high school basketball player in the country.
Fun Fact 5: Kobe Bryant took part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and
London 2012 Olympics, he won Gold medals at both games in the men's
basketball USA team. He also won a Gold medal in Las Vegas, winning the
FIBA America Championships in 2007.
Fun Fact 6: Kobe Bryant was named NBA champion 5 times! He achieved this
title in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010. He is the Los Angeles Lakers
all time leading scorer.
Fun Fact 7: Kobe Bryant was first selected by the Charlotte Hornets in
the NBA draft, he went straight to the Los Angeles Lakers after this. He
plays a shooting guard.
Fun Fact 8: Kobe Bryant's father is Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA
player, the family moved to Italy after his father retired from his NBA
career. In 1991 the family moved back to Philadelphia.
Fun Fact 9: Kobe was given his name after a famous type of Japanese beef
which was favored by both of his parents.
Fun Fact 10: Kobe has two older sisters who are also very athletic,
their names are Shaya and Sharia.
Fun Fact 11: Kobe Bryant married Vanessa Laine in April 2001, they have
two children together called Natalia Diamanté Bryant and Gianna Maria
Fun Fact 12: Kobe Bryant speaks fluent Italian and Spanish. When his
family were living in Italy, he would return to America during the
summer to develop his basketball career.
Fun Fact 13: Kobe Bryant started playing basketball at the age of three.
His grandfather used to record videos of the NBA games and send them to
Kobe to watch and study.
Fun Fact 14: Kobe Bryant is a tall man which is ideal for his career in
basketball. He measures 6ft 6 inches and he weighs approximately 212 lb.
Fun Fact 15: Kobe Bryant has had many career highlights so far including
becoming NBA champion, NBA Most Valuable Player and NBA All-Star.