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 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 60,227,261 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Kobe Bryant is the 9th most popular basketball player (up from 15th in 2019), the 942nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,466th in 2019) and the 9th 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 9 out of 1,264Before him are Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, and Larry Bird. After him are Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Dražen Petrović, Oscar Robertson, and Julius Erving.

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Among people born in 1978, Kobe Bryant ranks 2Before him is Gianluigi Buffon. After him are Miroslav Klose, Carles Puyol, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Gennaro Gattuso, Frank Lampard, Ashton Kutcher, Rachel McAdams, Ian Somerhalder, and Omar Sy. Among people deceased in 2020, Kobe Bryant ranks 61Before him are Dana Zátopková, Freeman Dyson, Florian Schneider, Manolis Glezos, Maj Sjöwall, and Philip Warren Anderson. After him are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Gene Deitch, Arthur Ashkin, Ulay, Jiří Menzel, and Buck Henry.

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Among people born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 942 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Matheson (1926), Irwin Rose (1926), Michael Moore (1954), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Vincent Price (1911), and Howard H. Aiken (1900). After him are James B. Sumner (1887), Bob Kane (1915), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), John Archibald Wheeler (1911), Jack Kirby (1917), and James Cronin (1931).


Among basketball players born in United States, Kobe Bryant ranks 9Before him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Larry Bird (1956). After him are Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Scottie Pippen (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), Julius Erving (1950), and LeBron James (1984).

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