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Kobe Bryant

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Birth Name: Kobe Bryant
Born: 08/23/1978
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Basketball player Kobe Bean Bryant was born on Aug. 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, PA, and is the son of former Philadelphia 76er player and Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant. At the age of six Kobe and his family moved to Italy where his father began playing Professional basketball. Kobe also learned to play soccer and became fluent in Italian. In 1991, his family moved back to the United States, and he attended Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia. The 17-year-old Kobe made the controversial decision to skip college and go directly into the NBA. He was the 13th pick overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 draft and was traded to th... Continue Bio >>

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