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A Life of a Legend

By: Naimah Adallah


Kobe Bean Bryant grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was brought into this world by Pamela Cox Bryant and Joseph (Jellybean) Washington Bryant on August 23, 1978. His father was in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kobe and his family moved to Italy, so his dad could play on an Italian team. Kobe and his family moved back to the United States when he was 17 years old.

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Kobe was drafted when he was 17, and you might think he was drafted to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, he was drafted to play for the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and was traded to the Lakers the same year. He was the youngest player in the league at the time. The Lakers were picked in the all-star game and he was the youngest player, also. By that time, Kobe was 23 and the Lakers had won three consecutive NBA championships.


Kobe Bryant had many injuries while in the NBA. In 2003, Kobe ripped his Achilles tendon, so he was not able to play the rest of the season. After that, he entered the 2014-15 season, but he got injured again tearing his rotator cuff in January of 2015. Kobe retired the next year on April 13, 2016. where can i buy gabapentin online


On January 26, 2020 Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna (Gigi) and several others were flying in his helicopter. Intending to bypass Los Angeles traffic, they took off in foggy conditions, even though there were mountains in the area. Due to a machine malfunction in the helicopter, it reported that they would not hit the mountain ahead. But, by the time they realized it was a malfunction, they were already too close to the mountain. Kobe tried so hard to shield Gigi, but it didn´t work. Kobe and all the others were lost in this tragic accident. This has been a loss that has touched so many lives across the nation and world. The legacy that they leave behind is endless. He will be remembered by many (for generations to come) for his accomplishments and his character. May he and his daughter rest in peace.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 17: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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