Kobe Bryant

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Born: 08/23/1978 in Philadelphia, , USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Daddy's Home 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Extreme Weight Loss 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Lenny Cooke 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Am Bruce Lee 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NBC's People of the Year 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Nash: The Documentary 2010 (Movie)

(Himself)

Deal or No Deal 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

51st NBA All-Star Game 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hang Time 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

49th NBA All-Star Game 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Teen Files: The Truth About Hate 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Walters Presents 6 to Watch 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

NBA Team Up Celebration 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In the House 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1997 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kobe Bryant's Muse (TV Show)

Himself

Kobe Doin' Work (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Brandy Actor

Companion
Attended Bryant's 1996 prom together, however Brandy described relationship as "media-concocted"

Vanessa Bryant

Wife
Married April 18, 2001 She stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 Vanessa filed for divorce on Dec. 16, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences

Milestones

2014

Became the third highest scoring NBA player

2012

Returned to play with the U.S. team and again won the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in London, England

2009

Led the Lakers to two more NBA championships

2008

Made his Olympic debut at the Summer Games in Beijing, China, where he won the gold medal along with the U.S. men's basketball team

2008

Won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award

2000

Led the Lakers to an NBA championship "three-peat"

1997

At age 18, he won the Slam Dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Weekend

1996

Guest starred on the UPN sitcom "Moesha"

1996

Launched his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers

1995

Led his team to their first state championship in 53 years during his senior year at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, PA; selected by USA Today and Parade as National High School Player of the Year

At the start of the 2015/2016 season, 37-year-old Bryant began his 20th season as a Los Angeles Laker

Bonus Trivia

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Listed by Forbes as the fifth highest paid athlete in the world, behind LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Scored the second highest number of points in a single game in NBA history when he earned 81 points opposite the Toronto Raptors in 2006.

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Won two gold medals with U.S. Basketball team in 2008 and 2012.

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Played 17 times on the All-Star Team and 15 times on the All-NBA team.

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Was the youngest player in league history to earn 30,000 points in a career.

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Long before the chocolate-hazelnut spread became popular in America, Kobe Bryant signed a U.S. endorsement deal with Nutella, which he had become fond of during his childhood in Italy.

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Was the star of an acclaimed television documentary that highlighted his amazing basketball career and accomplishments called "Kobe Bryant's Muse."

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Bryant was accused of sexual assault in 2003 by a 19-year-old Eagle, CO hotel employee. He denied raping the woman and claimed the incident was "consensual." The charges were later dropped because the accuser was unwilling to testify.

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His father, Joe Bryant, named him after a type of Japanese beef.

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Waged a long professional feud with Shaquille O'Neal from 1996 to 2011. The argument was based largely around both men's perception of the other's playing style: O'Neal regarded Bryant as selfish and arrogant, while Bryant dismissed O'Neal for what he considered lack of work ethic.

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Recorded a single, "K.O.B.E." in 2000, to largely negative response.

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