Kobe Bryant Research Paper

774 Words4 Pages
Basketball is a sport played by millions of people all over the world. There are many different levels of basketball, whether it’s playing as a professional, at a college or university, at a high school, or at a recreational league. Out of the millions of people that play, currently, about 400 players get to play at the highest level, the NBA. And out of everyone in the world, there can only be one person who is the best basketball player. Although the best basketball player to have ever played is controversial, one of the best to play basketball is the Black Mamba, better known as Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia as a child of Pam and Joe Bryant. Joe "Jellybean" Bryant was a former NBA player. Joe Bryant…show more content…
At Philadelphia, Kobe went Lower Merion High School. At Lower Merion, he led the team to four consecutive state championships. While most NBA players went to college, Kobe like few others at his time went straight to the NBA from high school. Kobe was drafted 13th by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 draft. He immediately was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. On his first season, he averaged about 15 points, which is impressive for a rookie coming off the bench. Each season after another, he skyrocketed to a different level. In his second season, he was voted to be a starter in the NBA All-Star Game. He was the youngest player to ever play in the All-Star Game. Fast-forwarding to the 1999-2000 season, he played with another powerhouse, Shaquille O’Neal. With O’Neal and arguably the best basketball coach, Phil Jackson, Bryant strived to a championship. The Lakers didn’t feel like one championship was enough and ended up winning 3 consecutive championships, a “three-peat”. Rumors had it that Kobe and Shaq didn’t get along too well. Although they both denied this, the Lakers traded Shaq to the Miami Heat. Lakers started to go down a hill, but Kobe was not the one to blame. He was posting unbelievable numbers on the stat sheet with numerous games when had 40 or more

More about Kobe Bryant Research Paper

Open Document