Happy Birthday, Kobe Bryant!

Kobe Bryant was born on this day in 1978. He was a legendary basketball player who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant was drafted by the Lakers straight out of high school in 1996. He quickly became one of the best players in the NBA, winning his first championship in 2000. He went on to win four more championships with the Lakers in 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.

Kobe Bryant dunking a basketball.

Bryant was known for his fierce determination and competitive spirit. He coined the term "Mamba Mentality" to describe his approach to the game.

Watch this video to learn more about the Mamba Mentality.

Kobe Bryant with his daughter Gianna.

The Legacy Continues

Bryant's daughter Gianna was also a basketball player. She died in a helicopter crash with her father in 2020. The Kobe and Gianna Bryant Foundation is committed to continuing their legacy by supporting youth sports and education.

Donate to the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Foundation.