Flashback of Kobe Bryant’s Success Stories

Tribute to Kobe Bryant

The expertise that stands out in one person can be seen since he was a teenager. It’s the same as Bryant. When the champion who was born on August 23, 1978, was still in high school, he had stolen national attention because of his expertise in playing basketball.

Although still a teenager, he played for the university basketball team. Bryant became the first freshman in decades to play on the Lower Merion university team. In fact, so good at playing basketball and always scoring a lot of numbers until graduating high school. Many bettor always support Kobe’s team when betting basketball matches like in Yukbola Sbobet. Bryant earned the nickname as a Pennsylvania player who attracted the attention of recruiters from college. From here, he began to think about getting into NBA professional basketball.

Yes, indeed, Bryant’s expertise in dribbling and putting the ball into the basket is no longer surprising. He is the son of a former NBA basketball player, Joe Bryant. Plus, Bryant has been educated to play at the same time learning basketball since he was three years old.

Entering the NBA and Won Many Achievements

Without waiting for a long time, the desire to join the NBA family was immediately realized. After graduating high school, Bryant followed the NBA draft in 1996 and was chosen by the Charlotte Hornets in 13th place to trade, and Kobe moved to the Lakers who are still part of the NBA and played in the shooting guard position.

During his career for 20 years, he not only made many achievements but throughout his career, he was considered one of the best basketball players of all time. Bryant managed to score as many as 33,643 points (25.0 ppg), 7,047 rebounds (5.2 RPG), and 6,306 Assists (4.7 APG).

The following is a list of achievements achieved by Bryant in the NBA:

5 × NBA Champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010)
2 × MVP Final NBA (2009, 2010)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
18 × NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)
4 × NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
11 × All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
2 × All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2001)
2 × All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
9 × NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)
3 × NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012)
2 × NBA top scorer (2006, 2007)
NBA Champion Slam Dunk Contest (1997)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
8 & 24 are retired by the Los Angeles Lakers
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996)
The first team of the All-American Parade (1996)

Have a Kingdom of Business and Investment

Kobe Bryant professional

After Bryant decided to retire to no longer compete in the NBA at the end of 2015 due to declining performance due to injuries he had experienced, he also pursued success by doing business and investing in venture capital companies that he had founded with his colleague Jeff Stibel in 2013, under the name Bryant Stable.

The company has an investment focus on media, technology such as Dell, Alibaba, and so on, then data related companies. The husband of Vanessa Laine Bryant also invested privately in 2018 in the Body Armor sports drink, which was later bought by Coca Cola. From his investment in this beverage, he managed to pocket 200 million US dollars.

In addition, Bryant also increased his fortune again in the business world by establishing Granity Studios, which is a media company whose focus is only on sports. At this media company, he made the short film Dear Basketball, which won an Academy Award in 2018.

Through his media company, the father of four children (Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, and Capri Kobe Bryant) has also released several books, starting with “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” which describes its biography, Training Camp and Legacy and the queen.

Collaboration with famous brands

Kobe Bryant and Nike

His name is soaring Bryant certainly makes sports brands interested in making himself the star of his ad, one of which is Nike. In 2003, he officially became a Nike commercial star and immediately issued a line of shoes, clothes, and equipment that Bryant wore.

Not only that, in 2017, Bryant teamed up with Nike and the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club to establish a basketball club for teenagers named the Mamba League, which later founded the Mamba Sports Academy.

In addition, Bryant also agreed to contracts related to advertising stars with other brands, such as Sprite, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines, Lenovo, Hublot, and Panini.

Three Biggest Enemies in Kobe Bryant’s Career


In his career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has faced some of the toughest opponents. Here are Kobe Bryant’s three big enemies.

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, California, Sunday (1/26) morning local time. The accident also claimed the life of his daughter, Gianna Maria Onore.

Throughout his career, Kobe Bryant successfully won five NBA titles with the LA Lakers. In addition to the NBA title, Kobe Bryant also won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics with the United States.

Here are three big enemies that Kobe Bryant has faced in his career.

1. LeBron James

Small forward from the Cleveland Cavaliers team, who now plays for the Lakers, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant play in different positions, so they rarely take care of each other. But there are several opportunities for them to duel each other.

More importantly, they are the two big names in the NBA, so they are often compared. The debate about the best basketball player between the two players also looks almost balanced when viewed from the acquisition of each other’s achievements.

Bryant recorded a record five times NBA champion (2001-2002, 2009-2010), while James was only three times (2012, 2013, and 2016).

Even so, Bryant never considered him as a competitor. “Not for me,” he said. “It is difficult for me to change my level of playing ability to be higher.”

2. Shaquille O’Neal

Since the first time the two played together at the LA Lakers, the relationship between O’Neal and Bryant has been sparked by the fire of rivalry.

O’Neal and some of his colleagues considered Bryant’s actions both during the competition and during training to be too arrogant, and the two had never been good friends.

At a training session in 1999, because of the high intensity of hostility between these two basketball players, O’Neal even slapped Bryant.

After winning three NBA championships together, Bryant and Shaq experienced a feud that caused the Lakers dynasty in the NBA to end in the early 2000s. Shaq moved to Miami and won his fourth NBA title, while Bryant became a one-man show at the Lakers.

Since being separated, the Shaq team has a record of 11-7 victory over Bryant at the Lakers. But Kobe recorded an average of 35 points in these matches.

Let the past go by, Shaq said several months ago about his relationship with Bryant. “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you (Kobe), I know you don’t hate me,” he said.

“I was young. You were young. But let’s see, we won three championships, so I don’t think we made many mistakes. We often have different views, different opinions, but I think that’s encouragement for both of us.”

Bryant also responds to what the former teammate said casually. “I think Shaq is aware that this child (Kobe) is really competitive, and he is a little crazy,” he said.

3. Michael Jordan

The Chicago Bulls team legend basketball player number 23 is always compared to Bryant.

Rather than making Bryant his rival, Jordan prefers The Black Mamba as a friend, even though Bryant sometimes ‘steals’ his movements.

Bryant did show some of the same actions with Jordan as sticking out his tongue or holding force in the air while making a fade shot.

In fact, the farewell poem Bryant wrote when he announced his retirement from basketball was similar to the farewell letter written by Michael Jordan: both identified with basketball as a relationship with a human being.

“I like Kobe, we often talk,” Jordan said when he heard Kobe was injured some time ago.

“I think he performed well in his match, and he is having a true love for the game of basketball. I really respect him. Even though he ‘stole’ my movements, but never mind. I still love him like my own brother.”

RIP Kobe Bryant (1978-2020)

RIP Kobe Bryant

Competing 20 seasons in the NBA, United States professional basketball league, Kobe Bryant is the number 4 scorer in NBA history.

Basketball Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California, United States, Sunday (01/26/2020) afternoon local time.

The man who was born on August 23, 1978, died on his way to Mamba Sports Academy, his basketball training camp in Thousand Oaks, California.

Bryant’s second daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, also died in the accident. Gigi, Gianna’s nickname, is known to have the intention, interest, and talent to follow in his father’s footsteps on the basketball court.

Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.

Retiring from professional basketball after the last match on April 13, 2016, Bryant is active as a writer and film producer.

With a work ethic that is recognized by his colleagues deserves thumbs up, Kobe Bryant also received recognition from this new field.

In fact, his Dear Basketball film in 2017 won a 2018 Oscar for a short animated film.

Bryant’s Childhood

Kobe Bryant is the son of Joseph Washington “Jelly Bean” Bryant, who was also a professional basketball player for eight seasons. Kobe’s father played for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bryant’s childhood had spent eight years in Italy since he was six years old. That was when his father left the NBA and continued playing professional basketball in Italy.

Bryant's Achievement in LA Lakers

Bryant began playing basketball at the age of three. Of course, because of the father too. Remarkably, from the beginning, he was a fan of the LA Lakers, the only professional team that he then strengthened for 20 seasons since 1996.

Back in the United States, Bryant joined the Lower Merion High School basketball team in Ardmore, Philadelphia.

Throughout his amateur career, Bryant scored an average of 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists.

He has also been a Pennsylvania Player of the Year at both the junior and senior high school levels – the level of junior and senior high school here.

His achievements led him to be the target of hunters for talent scouts and recruiters from universities, and even plural reasons for fierce competition in school basketball games in America.

Speaking of the basketball scholarship provider, Bryant once made Duke University, Michigan, North Carolina, and Villanova a list of opportunities. However, Kevin Garnett’s offer to the 1995 NBA target list he chose.

Bryant’s choice on Garnett’s offer also led him to jump straight into a professional basketball career. His action from the beginning to join the LA Lakers was immediately in the spotlight.

Although this also means that he did not have the chance to feel the name of a college. Kobe Bryant is the 27th player in the NBA who was recruited directly from the high school level school team here.

Professional Career

Bryant’s professional career is a Los Angeles Lakers. This is the only team he has strengthened in his professional career.

Not surprisingly, then, the LA Lakers no longer allow other players to use numbers 8 and 24, which is Bryant’s back number.

Bryant's Back Number

Of course, it’s not just a matter of numbers and Bryant. Bryant’s career record with this team is indeed fantastic.

When he died, he was listed as the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history.

Bryant, who plays as a guard at the LA Lakers, outperformed the acquisition of points Shaquille Rashaun “Shaq” O’Neal, his teammate and contemporaries at the LA Lakers who played as a center.

Previously, Bryant was even recorded as the holder of the record for collecting the third-most points, before being shifted by LeBron James, his junior in the same team. This ranking order shifted less than 24 hours before Bryant died.

The saddest thing, especially for LeBron James, is Bryant’s last tweet about his congratulations, who has just shifted Bryant’s position.

Bryant’s achievements are not just personal points. Together with the LA Lakers, they won the NBA five times in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.

Bryant became the best NBA finals player in 2009 and 2010. He also became the best player (MVP) in 2008 and 2009.

Then, he is the record holder of playing in the All-Star Game MVP, which is four times in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011. Bryant also recorded 18 times played in the NBA All-Stars match, namely in 1998 and 2000-2016.

Not only for the LA Lakers, but Bryant also became the backbone for the United States basketball team when they won the 2008 Olympic gold medal in Beijing, China, and the 2012 Olympics in London, England.

He set a personal point record in one match in 2006, precisely when the LA Lakers played against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006. He scored 81 points in that match, becoming the second most recorded point in a single game in NBA history.

He also won the slam dunk contest in 1997. Then in 2006 and 2007, he became an NBA scoring champion.

Acting in Multimedia

Completed from a professional basketball career, the world of Kobe Bryant is not entirely separated from the world of sports that catapulted his name. Aside from continuing to train and own a basketball club, Bryant plays and makes films about basketball.

Besides Dear Basketball, who won the 2018 Oscars, Bryant also worked on Daddy’s Home (2015) and Detail (2018).

Bryant's short movie "Dear Basketball" won an Oscar

Bryant also founded Granity Studio, a multimedia company that he dedicated to presenting stories about the world of sports.

With all this progress and achievements, the world of sports — not just basketball — even laypeople experience deep sorrow and loss.

Although widely known as a helicopter user for daily transportation, Bryant was not described as an arrogant figure because of his choice.

Acknowledging the helicopter is an important tool for its activities, including maintaining fitness because time is not running out on the streets, Bryant is not stingy to use the helicopter for various purposes of others. One of them brought his colleague who needed a medical referral to the hospital.

The flow of expression of grief has not stopped since the first news of Bryant’s death broke. His teammate and contemporaries, Shaq, are among those who are clearly grieving.

Kobe Bryant married Vanessa Laine in 2001. From his marriage, they were blessed with four children, respectively Natalia Diamante Bryant (January 2003), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (May 2006 – 27 January 2020), Bianka Bella Bryant (December 2016), and Capri Kobe Bryant (June 2019).

Goodbye, Black Mamba …. So long ….

Motivational quote from Kobe Bryant