101 Facts About Kobe Bryant

1. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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2. Kobe Bryant went on to call Harden's hot streak "absolutely remarkable", but still sees room for improvement.

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3. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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4. Kobe Bryant went on to call Harden's hot streak "absolutely remarkable", but still sees room for improvement.

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5. Kobe Bryant bypassed college and moved straight from high school to the NBA, a feat accomplished by only 27 other players in the long history of the league.

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6. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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7. Kobe Bryant went on to call Harden's hot streak "absolutely remarkable", but still sees room for improvement.

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8. Kobe Bryant lists D'Antoni as one of his favourite players as he grew up watching him in Italy, where D'Antoni was an elite player for Olimpia Milano and played alongside Kobe's dad.

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9. Kobe Bryant worked out with the Clippers before the 1996 draft, and made a big impression on them.

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10. Kobe Bryant is not a common name, and this could be because it is actually a special type of Japanese beef.

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11. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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12. Kobe Bryant said it would be "smart" for the Lakers to explore a deal for Davis.

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13. Kobe Bryant supports Anthony Davis' decision to request a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.

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14. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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15. Kobe Bryant said that when Chris Paul fully returns it will help the Rockets' ball movement.

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16. Kobe Bryant went on to call Harden's hot streak "absolutely remarkable", but still sees room for improvement.

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17. Kobe Bryant was smart as a player and continues to be smart in retirement.

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18. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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19. Kobe Bryant was one of the most ball-dominant NBA players of all time.

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20. Kobe Bryant said he loves the young talent the Lakers have in Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball, but he added that the "smart thing" for the Lakers to do is to try to acquire New Orleans Pelicans' elite big man.

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21. Kobe Bryant is skeptical about the Houston Rockets' championship aspirations with how the team is currently constructed.

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22. Kobe Bryant went on to call Harden's hot streak "absolutely remarkable", but still sees room for improvement.

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23. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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24. Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 after winning five championships; James had won three as of 2018.

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25. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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26. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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27. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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28. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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29. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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30. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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31. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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32. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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33. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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34. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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35. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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36. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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37. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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38. Kobe Bryant is just one of the league's all-time greats to notice that passion, which is why he welcomed Mitchell to his BodyArmor sports drink company this month.

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39. Kobe Bryant is among the lucky professional athletes who enjoyed a long career with only one organization, having played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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40. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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41. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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42. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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43. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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44. Kobe Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

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45. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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46. In 2001, Kobe Bryant had appeared in twenty NBA playoff games.

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47. Kobe Bryant has had a great impact on the team and the league.

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48. Kobe Bryant was a member of the 2008 and 2012 gold-medal US Olympic men's basketball teams.

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49. In 1984, retiring from the NBA, Kobe Bryant moved to Rieti, Italy, where he would play professional basketball in the Italian league.

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50. Kobe Bryant made his first career start on January 28, 1997, scoring twelve points in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.

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51. Kobe Bryant welcomed these opportunities to add to his wealth and fame.

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52. Kobe Bryant was five years old when his father left the NBA and moved the family to Pistoia, Italy.

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53. Kobe Bryant was again an All-Star in 2005, but the Lakers missed the playoffs for only the second time in twenty-nine years.

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54. Kobe Bryant often took shuttle flights between the trial in Colorado and Lakers games.

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55. Kobe Bryant has the skills and the maturity and everything you could want.

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56. Kobe Bryant concluded his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in the history of Southeastern Pennsylvania basketball.

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57. Kobe Bryant proved to be a particularly apt student, and he adored his father.

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58. Kobe Bryant is a basketball superstar who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1996, when at the age of eighteen he became the youngest player in the history of the National Basketball Association.

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59. Kobe Bryant develops new moves in the off-season by playing against his shadow.

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60. Kobe Bryant is tied with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and Gary Payton for the most first-team selections of all time.

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61. Kobe Bryant is the proud owner of two gold medals for his work on the US national team at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

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62. Kobe Bryant will retire as the all-time highest scoring Laker, and the third highest scoring player in NBA history, with upwards of 32,683 points.

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63. Kobe Bryant was the first guard to ever be drafted into the NBA straight from high school.

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64. Kobe Bryant was born and raised in Philadelphia, but the fans there have taken to booing him.

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65. On January 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a single game against the Toronto Raptors.

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66. At the age of 17, Kobe Bryant went to his high school prom with Brandy.

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67. Kobe Bryant has played all 20 years of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships.

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68. Kobe Bryant announced his plans to retire on Nov 29, 2015 in a lengthy poem on the Players' Tribune website, entitled "Dear Basketball.

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69. In 2018 Kobe Bryant published the book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he described his approach to basketball; the title reflected one of his nicknames, "The Black Mamba.

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70. Kobe Bryant was forced to share the role of the Lakers' star player with his popular and talented teammate Shaquille O'Neal.

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71. Kobe Bryant opted to forgo college and declared himself eligible for the NBA draft when he graduated from high school.

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72. Kobe Bryant has never cheated the game, never cheated us as the fans.

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73. Kobe Bryant played on both the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic teams, winning consecutive gold medals with teammates Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, among several other top players.

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74. In 2008 Kobe Bryant was named Most Valuable Player and carried his team to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Boston Celtics.

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75. Kobe Bryant is one of two NBA athletes whose signature shoe lines still have a lasting impact on the league far after their playing days are done.

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76. Kobe Bryant is the official ambassador for After-School All-Stars, an American non-profit organization that provides comprehensive after-school programs to children in thirteen US cities.

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77. Kobe Bryant is a lifelong fan of his hometown NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

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78. Kobe Bryant was in the building and working on his debut musical album.

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79. Kobe Bryant won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1997 and is its youngest winner.

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80. Kobe Bryant was the first guard to play 20 seasons in the NBA.

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81. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to two more championships in 2009 and 2010, winning the Finals MVP award on both occasions.

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82. Kobe Bryant won another gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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83. Kobe Bryant was just the third player in NBA history to average 40 points in a calendar month, which he has accomplished four times.

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84. Kobe Bryant is the Lakers' all-time leading scorer, and his five titles are tied for the most in franchise history.

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85. Kobe Bryant was called "one of the greatest players in the history of our game" by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and The New York Times wrote that he has had "one of the most decorated careers in the history of the sport.

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86. When his shot is off, Kobe Bryant will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns.

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87. Kobe Bryant retired from the team after winning another gold medal.

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88. Kobe Bryant declined to play in the 2000 Olympics because he was getting married in the off-season.

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89. On November 29, 2015, Kobe Bryant announced via The Players' Tribune that he would be retiring at the end of the season.

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90. Kobe Bryant was suffering from soreness in his knees, feet, back, and Achilles tendons and Scott planned to reduce his workload going forward.

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91. Kobe Bryant had played six games since returning from his Achilles injury, which included time at point guard after injuries to Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar.

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92. Kobe Bryant was leading the league in scoring through much of the first 42 games.

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93. Kobe Bryant was replaced by Mike D'Antoni, who Bryant knew as a child when Bryant's father was playing in Italy and D'Antoni was a star player there.

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94. Kobe Bryant returned three games before the end of the regular season.

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95. Kobe Bryant went on to score 40, 42, and 42 in his next three games.

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96. Kobe Bryant said that this was the most satisfying of all of his five championships.

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97. Kobe Bryant suffered multiple injuries throughout the season and as a result, missed nine games.

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98. Kobe Bryant continued his dominant clutch plays making yet another game-winning three-pointer against the Sacramento Kings, and what would be the game-winning field goal against the Boston Celtics.

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99. Kobe Bryant would then headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team with Kevin Garnett, receiving 52 points overall including 24 first-place nods, earning his eighth selection.

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100. Kobe Bryant wore 143 at the Adidas ABCD camp and chose 8 by adding those numbers.

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101. Kobe Bryant made two buzzer beaters to win the game and the Pacific Division title.

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