It is hard to believe NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, whose phenomenal talent and a win-at-all-costs attitude rendered him one of the most recognized and embellished players in history, is no more with us.
2020 Jan 26 is the black day for the whole sports lover, the world lost one of the rare gems. Yes, we are talking about the Kobe Bryant, he died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Orange country California. Most Valuable Player of 2018 was with his daughter Gianna and his coach. Kobe was known for his astonishing scoring ability and his championship pedigree.
Well now, we shall be uncovering the facts of Kobe Bryant along with age, wedding, family, education, body measurement, net worth, and salary.
Kobe Bryant Biography & Wiki
The handsome American basketball player Bryant was born as Kobe Bean Bryant. His name was given by his birth giver after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they had seen at a restaurant menu. Later he got famous by his stage name Kobe Bryant.
He used to celebrate his birthday every year on the 23rd of August. In1978, he had opened his eyes in Philadelphia, United States of America. His father Joe is also a former NBA player while his mother Cox’s profession his not available yet.
Belonging to a Black ethnicity while he holds an American Nationality. Born with Virgo zodiac sign while he had celebrated his total 41 birthday to date. He had grown up with his parents and sibling at his hometown and birthplace. He shares his parents with two sisters, but the name of his sisters are unknown.
Unfortunately in 2020, January 26, he died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, including his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant and baseball coach John Altobelli.
Kobe Bryant Educational Background
The handsome Kobe had done his schooling from Lower Merion High School. Which is located in Ardmore, Philadelphia suburb of Lower Merion. Since childhood, he had a passion towards basketball. His passions took him to play basketball on his school day.
Kobe Bryant Body Measurement
Similar to another player, he was blessed with a strong body features. He had a height of 6 feet and 5 (195.5 cm)inches while he had a weight of 96 kg (212 lbs). Besides this, he has a muscular body with no definite body measurement.
Kobe Bryant Wedding, Husband, and Children
When it some to Kobe’s personal life, the handsome hunk is already married, man. He tied his knot with Vanessa Laine Bryant. The duo meets for the first time in 1999. At that time, she was working as a background model on a music video. After six months of dating, they got engaged.
2001, it was a year when they tied their knot in a romantic way. Interestingly, during their wedding his family member was absent. The reason behind their absence was his parents were worried about him marrying so young, and the couple decided not to attend his wedding.
In their conjugal life, they became parents of three daughters. They welcomed their first daughter in 2003. They named their first baby as Natalia. After the birth of his Natalia, he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old teen in a hotel in Colorado. Despite suspicion Laine always remain supportive to Kobe.
After 3 years they became parents for the second time. Their daughter Gianna was born in 2006. Later Venessa filled a divorce in 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences”. At that time, she would have easily received half of Kobe’s $150million fortune, but the couple sorted things between them and called off the divorce in 2013. In 2016 they welcomed their third daughter, Bianka. Meanwhile, Kobe welcomed their fourth Daughter Capri Kobe in June 2019.
Unfortunately due to his death on 2020 January 26, their relationship ended. Though no divorce, their marriage faced a tragic ending.
Kobe Bryant’s Career, Net worth, Salary
Talking about the professional life of Kobe, he began his journey from a very tender age. He played for Los Angeles Lakers against former Lakers players Larry Drew and Michael Cooper. In 1996 he was drafted into the NBA by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick of the 1996 draft. Which makes him the youngest NBA player in history at age 17.
In the following year, Kobe had also represented the United States team in World Championships and Olympic Games. Unfortunately, in 2016, he officially declared his resignation from the team and as well as the NBA.
In his entire career, he had won several titles including NBA champion for 5 times, NBA Finals MVP for 2 times, NBA Most Valuable Player, ‘NBA All-Star for 18 times, NBA All-Star Game MVP for8 times, NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, and many more.
Net worth and Salary of Kobe Bryant. As one of a legend player, he had earned huge name and fame in his lifetime career. The net worth of the handsome hunk has been estimated by Forbes in 2020, at around $770 million Us dollars as of 2019. While he makes around $ 30million as an annual salary. He was also actively involved in several brands endorsement which attracted millions of dollars. There is no doubt that he was one of the highest-earning players in NBA history.
Kobe Bryant before his death was active on Instagram, he had followers of 19.8 million and on Twitter 15.5 million. He has a verified IMDb site. That’s quite a sum!