Kube Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons. According to Forbes, Bryant’s net worth was estimated at $350 million in 2016.
About Kube Bryant
Totally heartbroken by the news of Kobe Bryant’s passing. He was a legend on the court and an inspiration to millions. His words “Life is too short” couldn’t have been more prophetic . RIP #Kobe https://t.co/U4MCS6DCXS
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) January 26, 2020
Bryant was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. He attended Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high-school basketball player in the country. Upon graduation, he declared for the 1996 NBA draft and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick; the Hornets then traded him to the Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, and he was named an All-Star by his second season. Despite a feud between the two players, Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002.
Celebrities on his death:
#8 #24 Legends live forever. RIP Kobe. pic.twitter.com/9FlKNBlSSX
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) January 27, 2020
– and we all shall return to Allah !
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) January 27, 2020
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) January 27, 2020
News of Kobe Bryant’s death is tragic indeed but a reminder for us all tht sooner/later this experience we call LIFE will end soon for us all. Lets us reflect on our lives, ask the big questions: Is this existence designed with a purpose or is this just chance & chaos? #KobeRIP
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) January 27, 2020
Noooooo this is heartbreaking #Kobe
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 27, 2020
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020