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Why Kobe Bryant is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time)

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adrian hurtado

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Why Kobe Bryant is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time)
By: Adrian Hurtado
Born Kobe Bean Bryant
August 23, 1978
Married with 3 kids
Spouse: Vanessa Bryant
3 girls: Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant
Background Cont.
Youngest of 3
Parents: Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant
Named after the Beef
Most notably in Japan
Middle name derived from Father
Moved to Italy at age of 6
Favorite team= Lakers
Grandfather mailed NBA games
Returned to U.S.A in 1991
High School Days
Lower Merion HS
Played Varsity basketball as a Freshman
The next 3 years
77-13 record
Playing all 5 positions
Junior Year:
Avg. 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists
Named Pennsylvania Player of the Year
Attracted many TOP Universities in the Country
Senior Year:
Avg. 30.8 points, 12 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals, and 3.8 blocked shots
31-3 record
1st State Championship in 53 years
All time leading scorer: 2,883 points
Passing Wilt Chamberlain
Naismith High School Player of the Year
Gatorade Men's National Basketball Player of the Year
a McDonald's All-American
USA Today All-USA First Team player
"a complete player who dominates" ///Work Ethic ///Top Player
With Academic and Athletic Excellence
Could attend ANY school he wanted
Young Kobe
1st guard taken with the 13th pick (Charlotte Hornets)
Traded immediately
17 yrs. old = Parents Co-sign contract
Youngest NBA Player/ Youngest Starter
As a rookie: NBA Slam Dunk Champion
Youngest to win the award
As a sophomore: Became youngest NBA All Star Starter
Kobe's More NotableAccomplishments
5 NBA Championships (3-peat in '00,'01,'02) and (repeat in '09,'10)
7 appearances
Bryant became the youngest NBA Player with 3 championships
All NBA rookie selection
18 time ALL STAR
4 time NBA ALL STAR MVP ('02, '07, '09, '11)
'97 Slam Dunk Champion
2nd Most points in a game (81 pts. on Jan. 22, 2006 against Toronto Raptors)
Most Seasons with one team (20)
15 time All NBA team selection
12 All Defensive Team Selections
Held Most three pointers in a game (12 against Seattle Supersonics)
2 NBA Finals MVP Awards ('09,'10)
2 Olympic Gold Medals (Team USA '08, '12)
'07-'08 NBA Most Valuable Player
Six 60 pt. games (incl. his final nba game), 26 fifty-point games, and 134 forty-point games in his career
Became oldest player to score 60 pts in a game
2 time scoring champion
Kobe Cont.
Most All-Star Game field goals made, career: 115
Most offensive rebounds in an All-Star Game: 10
Most All-NBA Total Selections won, career: 15
Most All-NBA First Team honors won, career: 11
Most All-Defensive First Team honors won, career: 9
The 3rd most points in NBA History with 33,643
Only player in NBA history with more than 30,000 points, 6,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds
Highest Score against rest of teams in the league above 40
Only player in NBA history to score at least 600 points in the postseason for three consecutive years
633 (2008), 695 (2009), 671 (2010)
Black Mamba:
The ability to attack at 99% accuracy with maximum speed
His play and himself aging like a fine wine
Separation From Others
The ability to bounce back from injuries
Media Clip
Work ethic and determination
In H.S., practicing at 5 am to 7 am
At the crack of dawn trains like a madmen
Taught himself Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on piano by ear
In H.S. would play 1 on 1 to 100
Strict Diets
From 4:15 am to 11 am, refusing to leave until he made 800 shots
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