Fast Facts

  • Father Joe Bryant played eight seasons in the NBA and seven in Italy before eventually becoming WNBA coach.
  • Named after a type of steak his parents saw listed on a restaurant menu.
  • Speaks fluent Italian, having spent eight childhood years in Italy.
  • Took R&B singer Brandy to his high school prom.
  • Went directly from high school to play for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996.
  • Became youngest All-Star in NBA history at the age of 19 in 1998.
  • Won three straight Lakers championships, 2000-2002, while paired with Shaquille O'Neal.
  • Led the NBA in scoring 2006 and 2007.
  • Scored 81 points, second most ever in NBA history, against Toronto in 2006.
  • In 2006, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onoro was born six minutes before the daughter of Bryant's former teammate, Shaquille O'Neal.


  • Pam Bryant — Mother
  • Vanessa Bryant — Wife
  • Natalia Diamante Bryant — Daughter
  • Gianna Maria-Onoro Bryant — Daughter
  • Sharia Bryant-Washington — Sister
  • John 'Chubby' Cox — Uncle
  • Joe Bryant — Father
  • Shaya Bryant — Sister


  • Birth Name: Kobe Bean Bryant
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Profession: Professional basketball player

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