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The Legend of Kobe Bryant: Basketball's Modern Superstar

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The Legend of Kobe Bryant: Basketball's Modern Superstar

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81 página
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Publicado:
Apr 28, 2020
ISBN:
9781641255509
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Kobe Bryant will forever be known as one of basketball's greatest superstars. Nicknamed "The Black Mamba," the Los Angeles Lakers legend left his mark on the game as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best.

The Legend of Kobe Bryant contains essential facts and stories all basketball fans should know, plus inspiring quotes and brilliant photos. Learn about Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, his five NBA championships with the Lakers, his unforgettable 60-point final game, and his desire to share basketball with everyone.
Publicado:
Apr 28, 2020
ISBN:
9781641255509
Formato:
Libro

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Introduction

Kobe Bryant was more than a basketball player.

Sure, he will forever be remembered as one of the game’s greatest superstars, one who burst onto the scene straight out of high school, remains fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, won five championships, and spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. But Kobe was also so much more.

The man known as the Black Mamba left his mark on the game as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best. He spoke several languages, was passionate about promoting youth sports and raising his four daughters, and even won an Academy Award.

The following pages look back on Kobe’s incredible life and career, from his earliest days playing the game he loved to his unforgettable 60-point final game and his desire to share basketball with everyone.

1. The Legend Begins

Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia. His parents, Joe and Pam Bryant, already had two daughters when they welcomed their only son into the family. Joe was an accomplished basketball player, so it wasn’t a shock to anyone when Kobe started playing the game himself when he was just three years old. Naturally, his favorite team was the Lakers.

When Kobe was six, the family picked up and moved to Italy so that Joe could continue to play basketball professionally. Kobe’s friend and teammate, Davide Giudici, told NBC News, "When he moved to Reggio Emilia and started playing on my team, it was immediately clear he was from another planet, a cut above us all. When he often told us that one day he would become a professional NBA player, we would make fun of him. But he

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