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Do you know which basketball team Kobe Bryan plays for? Do you know what position he plays? Do you know how many siblings he has or who he is married to? Find out lots of awesome facts about this famous American basketball player in our fact file!

Fun Fact 1 Kobe Bean Bryant was born August 23rd, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. He belongs to the zodiac sign of Virgo.

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 championships.

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 Bryant.

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.

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