Kobe bryant by justin brown


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Kobe bryant by justin brown

  1. 1. Something interesting about Kobe- Kobe was named after a "Kobe" steak listed on the menu of a Japanese restaurant or, depending on the source, was named for the Japanese Restaurant itself- His mothers name is Pamela Bryant- He has two sisters, Sharia and Shaya- Kobes father, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, played eight seasons in the NBA, for the Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, Houston Rockets. Joe scored a career high 34 points for the 80-81 Clippers and averages 8.7 points in 606 games- Kobe is fluent in Italian after spending eight childhood years in Italy, where father Joe was finishing his pro career- Kobe owns a professional Italian league basketball team- High School Coach: Gregg Downer- Kobe took pop music star Brandy to his high school prom- He lists "Star Wars" as his all-time favorite movie- In May, 2000, Kobe became engaged to Vanessa Laine, a senior at Marina High School- In April, 2001, Kobe married Vanessa Laine in a private ceremony at Dana Point, CA- His daughter’s name is Natalia
  2. 2. Career Highlights• Selected by USA Today and Parade Magazine as the National High School Player of the Year as a senior at Lower Merion H.S.• Made his NBA debut at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 11 days old, became the youngest player ever to appear in an NBA game, against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 11/3/96• Made his first career start, scoring 12 points, against the Dallas Mavericks on 1/28/97• Became the youngest All-Star in NBA history, posting a team-high 18 points and 6 rebounds, in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York• Won the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk during the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland and participated in the Schick Rookie Game, posting a rookie game-record 31 points and 8 rebounds• Was named MVP of the 2002 All-Star Game after tallying 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists• Made an NBA-record 12 shots from 3-point range, including 9 straight• His 9 straight 3-pointers is also an NBA single-game record• Three NBA championship titles with LA Lakers
  3. 3. Points 56 vs. Memphis 1/14/02 Career HighlightsField Goals Made 21 vs. Memphis 1/14/02Field Goals Attempted 47 @ Boston 11/07/02Three Point Field Goals Made 12 vs. Seattle 1/07/03Three Point Field Goals Attempted 18 vs. Seattle 1/07/03Free Throws Made 23 @ Cleveland 1/30/01Free Throws Attempted 26 @ Cleveland1/30/01Offensive Rebounds 8 @ Dallas 4/18/00Defensive Rebounds 10 - 4 TimesTotal Rebounds 15 - 2 TimesAssists 14 - 2 TimesSteals 6 - 3 TimesBlocks 5 - 3 TimesMinutes Played 54 vs. Houston 2/18/03
  4. 4. "Kobe is really a gifted young player,“ said GM of Charllote Hornets Jerry West about Bryant, who was 17 at the time. 2002-03 Statistics “Kobe plays the best basketball I’ve ever PPG 29.7 seen,” said Utah’s playmaker Mark Jackson. RPG 6.90 “Kobe is a complete player and nobody APG 5.9 can stop him now,” said his collegue from Lakers Rick Fox. EFF +27.68 “Kobe plays fantastic this season. He is the only candidate for MVP title. He made all the records… He sometimes inspires me, too.” said Shaq. “In normal situations I don’t approve so much shootin’ from hard positions, but Kobe shot as good as possible so it would be complete madness to stop him from shooting,” says Tex Wintrer, Kobe’s coach assistant.What others said about Kobe…
  5. 5. What Kobe said about the others…-about MJ-“After Magic, Barkley, Wilkins went, Jordan wasthe only one left from that brilliant generation. He’severybody’s idol, not only mine. I’m delightedbecause I was at the All-Star Game with him. Thatwas his last All-Star game. He’s retiring. Thatgame was something special, for remembering. Irespect him very much.”-about Peja Stojakovic-“Peja is fantastic player, I like the way he plays.He has great shoot, he is a good assistant andrebounder. Complete player. He’s my favouriteEuropean player.”-about Shaq-“Shaq is my buddy and I know that he wants me tobe MVP, but that’s important title so I have to gothrough it by myself. I need him for winning thefourth championship. And fifth, sixth…”
  6. 6. Other interesting stuff- Bryant made over 10000 points in his career and is the youngest player who overcame that number of points- Two times this season he made over 50 points in one game- He is waiting the day when he will be able to play for the US National Team- Since his daughter’s birth he is different man, he says.- Just after he came to NBA, Charlotte traded Bryant’s signing rights to the LA Lakers for Yugoslavian center Vlade Divac
  7. 7. Kobe wore Adidas shoes and he had a contract with this company which payed him a fewmillion dollars to wear their equipment. He is now promoting some of the Reebok and Nike stuff.When Bryant signs his new deal (with Nike or Reebok), he will have to pay close to $8 million to Adidas for leaving the company seven months ago after a six-year relationship. Kobe’s shoes
  8. 8. Some pictures from Kobe’s High school days…
  9. 9. e of Kob o tos ive ph clus e exSom
  10. 10. This was a short story about my favourite basketball player – KOBE BRYANT The End presentation made by Justin