NBA legend Kobe Bryant (41) was allegedly killed in a helicopter crash in California. Kobe, who has been NBA champion 5 times in his career (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010); He was selected as the most valuable player of the NBA Finals in 2009 and 2010. Here are the curious about Kobe Bryant …
Kobe Bean Bryant was born in 1978. Bryant was in the position of the shooting guard and the quarterback. Its height was 1.98 m. He was one of the most important basketball players in the NBA history.
WHO IS KOBE BRYANT?
After graduating from high school, Bryant stepped directly to NBA Lakers without going to university and continued his whole career in this club. Breaking the 4-year total number record of Wilt Chamberlain during his high school years, Kobe was drafted by Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Auditions, but was later exchanged for Lakers.
Kobe, who had 3 NBA championships at the age of 24; 7 years after the 3 championships he won with Shaquille O’Neal, he reached his 4th championship in the 2008-2009 season and despite his many successes in his career, he was also chosen as the most valuable player in the NBA finals he could not achieve before. In addition, Kobe completed the 2009-10 season as a champion, achieving the 5th ring of his career and became the most valuable player of the finals for the second time in a row. Bryant was the youngest player in the NBA history to manage to exceed the 30,000 points threshold when he was 34 years 100 days.
In the NBA history, Philadelphia 76ers, who scored 100 points in a match, was second in the field with 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in the 2005-2006 regular season after the legendary pivot Wilt Chamberlain. He also won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in his regular season in the 2007-2008 regular season. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, he won the gold medal as the champion with the United States national basketball team. He also won a gold medal with his national team in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kobe Bryant was named the most valuable player four times in the NBA All Star organization between 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011. Memphis was the top scorer in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers team, scoring 44 points for Grizzlies. He was selected as the most valuable player of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game held in Los Angeles, and was the only player to achieve this with 4 times MVP, Bob Pettit.
Kobe Bryant broke a record in the NBA All Star organization 15 times in a row between 1998-2013. In addition, NBA Top Five of the Year 15 times, 11 of which were the first team, was selected 15 times for All-Star and 11 times for NBA Best Defense Team. In the 2007-08 season, he won the MVP award of his only regular season. In the playoff match played with Golden State Warriors on April 12, 2013, he had a long injury due to the tear of the Achilles tendon. After his injury on 8 December 2013, he made his first NBA match. He retired after his last game on April 13, 2016.