Kobe Bryant

1978 - 2020

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant ( KOH-bee; August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant won many accolades: five NBA championships, 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kobe Bryant has received more than 50,437,049 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular basketball player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Kobe Bryant ranks 15 out of 925Before him are Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, and Julius Erving. After him are LeBron James, Karl Malone, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, and Uljana Semjonova.

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Among people born in 1978, Kobe Bryant ranks 16Before him are Ian Somerhalder, James Franco, Gennaro Gattuso, Claudio Pizarro, Zoe Saldana, and Omar Sy. After him are Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Manny Pacquiao, and Katherine Heigl. Among people deceased in 2020, Kobe Bryant ranks 28Before him are Jack Welch, Carl Reiner, Honor Blackman, Buck Henry, Bill Withers, and Robert Conrad. After him are Florian Schneider, Manu Dibango, Jean Kennedy Smith, Rubem Fonseca, Rishi Kapoor, and Henri Richard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 2,466 out of 12,171Before him are Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Brett Lunger (1945), Ben Webster (1909), Stephen Foster (1826), Ned Beatty (1937), and Thomas Curtis (1873). After him are Tony Robbins (1960), Perry Como (1912), William Wallace Campbell (1862), John C. Reilly (1965), John Connally (1917), and LeBron James (1984).


Among basketball players born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 12Before him are Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), Larry Bird (1956), and Julius Erving (1950). After him are LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), John Havlicek (1940), Bob Cousy (1928), Elgin Baylor (1934), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

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