How old was Kobe when he retired? In short 35, but If I don’t make mistakes in a sense, you are the real fan of Kobe Bryant. So, it shouldn’t miss to read his full biography. It’s a very awesome moment for a celebrity- how lucky he is! One of his big fan want to know his career drafting, I salute you. So, I have a small question to you: how many years are you familiar with himself? Have you watched his games before? He was so brilliant in his basketball career. Let’s have a tour from his scratches; otherwise, you won’t introduce himself. OK!
Who was Kobe Bryant?
Although Kobe Bryant was a black mamba (nicknames meaning- the largest venomous snake in Africa), he was the main scorer of the entire game. Formerly, Kobe(An American professional basketball player) Played for “Los Angeles Lakers” and won 5 championship trophies from “National Basketball Association (NBA).” He was 6.50 feet tall and 96 kg in weight.
Short Biography of Kobe:
- School: Lower Merion (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
- Playing career: 1996-2016
- Born On: August 23, 1978 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Death: January 26, 2020 (Calabasas, California) aged 41.
Kobe Bryant Family Background
Bryant was the only one son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and socialite Pamela Cox Bryant. He has two sisters named- Shaya Tabb and Sharia Bryant. In their family he and his father weren’t only players but also one. Do you understand what I mean? He is the maternal nephew of John Chubby Cox (NBA basket player). A joke can be told to you that his name “Kobe” from Japanese food by his parents.
However, Kobe has four children with wife “Vanessa Laine.” They met in a music video as Kobe’s wife was an EX model and music video star. In 2001 they got married then she was 17. Kobe’s parents didn’t allow their relationship. The couple had four daughter’s children, name also cute- Natalia(1st baby), Giana Maria(Gigi, 2nd baby), Bianka, and Capri(4th child). Though they had decided to break their ten years relationship at last, it won’t take a result.
Kobe Bryant Playing Career Stats
When he was three started to join basketball. His father left the NBA and went back to Italy and joined the italian league. When he remarked as a junior player, known as Pennsylvania Player. He earned averaged 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 2.3 steals at the beginning of basketball. Bryant gets a lot of awards from his games. No player spent a lot of time for the Lakers than bryant. Almost 20 seasons have been played.
As he started his career from 1996, so few most important moments we can share, if you want to learn more click here–
NBA Championships :
- 5 won by 7(2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
- 7 finals( 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- 2 times(2009-10)
- 18 times(1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
All Defensive Team:
- 12 times
NBA All-Rookie Team selection:
- 34 times player of the month
NBA Player ESPY Award winner:
- 2 times Best (2008, 2010)
Los Angeles Lakers Records:
- Most seasons played: 20 times
- Most All-Star Game Selections: 18 times
- Most All-NBA First Team: 11 times
- Most All-Defensive First Team: 9 times
- Career Points: 33643
- Played Minutes: 48,637
- Turnovers: 4010
- Fouls: 3,353
Top 21 Life Changing Kobe Bryant Motivational Quotes
- Life and success Quotes
- Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile, and just keep on rolling.– Kobe Bryant.
- The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.– Kobe Bryant.
- Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.– Kobe Bryant.
- Mamba Mentality Quotes
- You can manipulate an opponent’s strength and use it against them.- Kobe Bryant.
- The only aspect that can’t change, though, is that obsession.– Kobe Bryant.
- If you really want to be great at something you have to truly care about it. If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it.– Kobe Bryant.
3. Winning Quotes
- Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almost.- Kobe Bryant.
- These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess- Kobe Bryant.
4. Greatness, Love and family Quotes
- Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever.- Kobe Bryant.
- My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. – Kobe Bryant.
5. Motivational and hard work Quotes
- You can wear my shoes, but you’ll never fill them. – Kobe Bryant
- Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache – Kobe Bryant.
- This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me. – Kobe Bryant
6. Funny quotes
- Didn’t get the call or did the call – Kobe Bryant
- I am the king, not Kobe, talk to the behind – Kobe Bryant
- You thought I was gonna pass, didn’t you?- Kobe Bryant
- Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.- Kobe Bryant
- Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.- Kobe Bryant
7. Inspirational Quotes
- The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do. – Kobe Bryant
- The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment. – Kobe Bryant
- I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses. – Kobe BryantSource: Google sports related Partner websites
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What’s the Jersey Number of Kobe 8, 23, 24, or 33?
I think you are now confused about the real facts, which one is the Bryant jersey NO. It seems he’s also a normal player like others, but very talented players. He is the only one player in the NBA who takes two jerseys as well as no 8 and no 24. He earned 16,777 points by NO 8. There’s also a good history behind the various jerseys. NBA career started at number 8 and it’s also from the Adidas camp Number 143; if we add this, then comes 8. And 24 number is the replacement of George McCloud played in 1996. And jersey NO. 33 bear the memory of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career. You can look over the five coolest jerseys of Kobe in his 20 years basketball career. You can also be lucky by wearing the Los Angeles Lakers great artist’s jersey.
- 1996-1997 Ionic purple and golden colors containing NO. 8
- 2008-2009 this Yellow gold jersey is famous for 3 times championship. He won 2 MVPs and 1 league MVP. Jersey NO. is 24.
- 2003-2004 Kobe wore this 2003 NBA All-Star game against Michael Jordan. Hot color- Red.
- 2004-2005 Sky Blue the coolest color
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When did Kobe retire?
There are so many tragedic sides because he sometimes announces for leisure. But couldn’t. You will be amazed to hear in 2002, he declined to play olympic and FIBA World Championship as 1) he was then married 2) he injured his knee and shoulder. In the next summer season, he banned for his sexual assault case. In 2012 Bryant won the Olympic gold medal and decided to exit from basketball.
After a long term career, at the age of 35, LA Laker’s great artist Kobe announced his retirement at 16 April in 2016. He earned 30,000 points in his total career. He didn’t want any on court ceremonies and gifts from the fans for his honor. But the public was stubborn. Actually, Kobe liked hearing boos instead of cheers. Although, few people wouldn’t love him but respect. That day, fans of all around him were respected with video tributes and fan ovations. But, he couldn’t aspect such a thing.
Kobe Bryant Net Worth before Died
At the time of Bryant’s funeral, he had $680 million worth, although it seemed $600 million. I really felt his love when I was researching him. So, think how much salary for? His first joining contract with the NBA was $3.5 million for three years as he was 17. But only from his NBA career, he earned over $328 million.
Apart from that, $350 million comes from endorsements. He also deals with famous brands Nike, Sprite, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines Lenovo, Hublot, chinese Alibaba, Sina.com, and Panini. But the first contract was with Adidas in 1996 by $48 million for 6 years.
Later he purchased 10% of sports drink body armor for $6 million in 2014. His profit from $400 then. In 2016, started a venture capital company named kobe-Stibel with $100 million. This organization invested in a lot of companies like- The Players Tribune, LegalZoom, Juicero, and videogame designer Scopely.
At the age of 41, 26 January 2020 he died by a helicopter crash with his 13 years daughter Gianna and 7 passengers in California. His goal was to join a basketball game then. His fans and celebrities won’t bear the shocking news. So many fans tweeted-”I can’t believe” the news, and some said- “I’m not a Lakers fan, but Kobe.”
Kobe Bryant Helicopter Video
We have also collected a video footage of Kobe’s death after he was drafted from the NBA.
At last, I think you also shocked for him. when I was writing about him I also sad though I didn’t know much before. Really shocked. Games world lost a star. May be you also amazing with his quotes and lifestyles history. Just pray for him as a big fan.