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Kobe Bryant Net Worth : $ 260 million
Kobe Bryant is American basketball player. Kobe Bryant Net Worth is $ 260 million.
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Full Name Kobe Bean Bryant Profession Basketball Player Height 1.98 m Ethnicity African-American Nationality American Date of Birth August 23, 1978 Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marital status Married Achievements 5-time NBA champion, 2-time NBA Finals MVP Twitter Account twitter.com/kobebryant
” I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant. “
First in the NBA (National Basketball Association) history to make 30,000 career points and 6,000 assists, Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia USA and is recently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been a 17 time All-Star, a 15 time member of All NBA team and also a 12 time member of the All Defensive team.
Kobe is son of the former NBA player Joe Bryant and started playing basketball when he was only 3 years old. He has basked a great high school basketball vocation at the Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania. Still at Lower Merion, Kobe was accepted as the top high school basketball player in the US. On his declaration of eligibility for NBA draft upon graduation, Charlotte Hornets selected him as the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft. He won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest and that earned him quite a reputation as a rookie, becoming the youngest Slam Dunk champion at the age of 18.
Bryant and Shaquille O’Niel formed an outstanding center guard combination under coach Phil Jackson who transformed Los Angeles Lakers into true championship contenders. On December 23, 2007 Bryant was decorated as the youngest player, 29 years and 122 days old, to reach 20,000 points. This record was set against New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
For around $48 million Bryant signed a six year contract with Adidas, before starting his 1996-97 season, with the first signature shoe being Equipment KB 8. In his early career days, he also promoted Coca-Cola’s Sprite soft drink, Spalding’s NBA Infusion Ball and appeared in advertisements for McDonald’s. Bryant’s career, with all its ups and downs, has been full of inspiration for all the upcoming players all across the globe.
Kobe Bryant has featured in many commercials and has many endorsements with some of the big names in sports accessories like Adidas. Bryant is often compared with the other senior legendary basketball player Michael Jordan. Though Kobe shared a major part of his career with with Shaq, there existed a healthy rivalry between the two.