Kobe Bryant is considered one of the most talented basketball players in NBA history.
It came as an enormous shock to the world when Kobe’s passing announced after a helicopter crash on the way to his daughter’s basketball game.
So here we gathered how he started and his journey.
It didn’t take long for the basketball star to make a name for himself. Bryant joined the NBA straight from high school.
He went on to win five NBA championships. He also won the 2008 MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He comes from a family of basketball players. His father, Joe Bryant, was a former basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is also the nephew of basketball player John “Chubby” Cox.
Bryant broke Michael Jordan’s record for scoring the most career points in NBA All-Star Game history, reports SB Nation.
Bryant was considered to be one of the best NBA players of all time, won multiple awards and trophies during his career, and was also one of the richest athletes of all time.
Now that he’s gone, Kobe Bryant’s net worth was estimated to be $500 million.
Bryant retired an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team.
Outside of basketball, Bryant makes much of his money from product endorsements. Some of the brands he has endorsed include Nintendo, Turkish Airlines, and Sprite. One of Bryant’s biggest endorsements deals is with Nike. In 2013, he secured a deal paying $10 million a year.
He earns an annual salary of $25 million. In 2016, Bryant earned roughly $26 million from endorsements, he had total career earnings of $770 million.
A legend gone too soon.
Still, you’re one of the best that NBA had. Rest in paradise our Black Mamba!