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Kobe Bryant

1978 - 2020

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Kobe Bean Bryant ( KOH-bee; August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and scorers of all time, Bryant won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Bryant also led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks fourth in league all-time regular season and postseason scoring. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kobe Bryant has received more than 68,194,271 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Kobe Bryant is the 7th most popular basketball player (up from 9th in 2019), the 1,001st most popular biography from United States (down from 941st in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Basketball Player.

Kobe Bryant is most famous for being a professional basketball player. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships with them.

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Among basketball players, Kobe Bryant ranks 7 out of 1,268Before him are Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Magic Johnson. After him are Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and LeBron James.

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Among people born in 1978, Kobe Bryant ranks 3Before him are Volodymyr Zelensky and Gianluigi Buffon. After him are Carles Puyol, Miroslav Klose, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Omar Sy, Charlene, Princess of Monaco, Rachel McAdams, Steve Chen, and Ashton Kutcher. Among people deceased in 2020, Kobe Bryant ranks 48Before him are Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, Christopher Tolkien, Kim Ki-duk, Stirling Moss, and Joel Schumacher. After him are Mirella Freni, Nexhmije Hoxha, Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Eduard Limonov, and Ulay.

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Among people born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 1,001 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), George E. Smith (1930), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), and Madam C. J. Walker (1867). After him are Jim Belushi (1954), Walter Lippmann (1889), Kevin Kline (1947), Dennis Tito (1940), Wyatt Earp (1848), and Gillian Anderson (1968).


Among basketball players born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 7Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), and Magic Johnson (1959). After him are Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Clyde Drexler (1962), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), and LeBron James (1984).

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