Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA History.
He is the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant.
In 2006, Kobe scored 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors in Los Angeles. That is the second highest point total for a player in an NBA game.
Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets out of High School in 1996 and shortly thereafter was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe Bryant is the leading scorer in Laker franchise history and is a two-time NBA scoring champion.
Bryant is a 14-time NBA All-Star; he is a nine-time All NBA First Team selection and a nine-time All NBA Defensive First Team selection.
Kobe Bryant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008.
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