-The disappointment of the former NBA superstars is regrettable, but the most heart-wrenching is that Kobe Bryan’s daughter of “Little Ball God” also went together…
On the afternoon of January 26, 2020, U.S. time, the world fell into a wave of wailing. The news of the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant spread . Asian fans were awakened by mobile phones in the middle of the night, but they still convinced themselves that this may just be a fake news. In his 20-year NBA career, Kobe Bryant has set numerous “first” records, and it is the most passionate youth of children in the 90s! In the wardrobe of basketball boys and girls, who doesn’t have a No. 8 and No. 24 jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers? His back is also the goal of how many basketballs in the world will pursue in their lifetime? The following is a summary of the five secrets about Kobe. While remembering him, let’s get to know this irreplaceable “ball god”.
Break the record of the youngest starter in NBA history
Kobe Bryant’s father was also an NBA player. He moved his family to Italy after retirement. When Kobe was 6 years old, he spent most of his childhood in a foreign country. Fluent Italian and English are the characteristics of Kobe, but the most amazing thing is his talent for basketball since he was young!
Kobe Bryant started playing with his father when he was 3 years old. After returning to the United States, he continued to participate in various leagues. After graduating from high school, he was directly selected for the NBA Los Angeles Lakers! In 1996, it was Kobe’s first NBA game, when he was just 18 years old, breaking the record of the youngest starter in NBA history!
The only player in the NBA with “1 team, No. 2 jersey”
Kobe Bryant is the only player in the NBA with “1 team, 2 jersey numbers” retired. His 20-year NBA career is dedicated to LA Lakers! From 1996 to 2005, he broke countless records in the No. 8 jersey; in 2006, he replaced the No. 24 jersey at the peak of his career. Why? That year, Shaquille O’Neal, who had laid the sky with Kobe, left the Lakers. So he replaced the jersey, a brand new beginning, and the next chapter in his life.
He is “Peter Pan” and “Black Mamba”
Kobe Bryant has two nicknames in his life. When he first entered the NBA, he dunked and broke the lever… With his high-speed and elegant movements, he won the title of “Peter Pan”. As he grew older, Kobe could not jump higher and run faster than himself in the past, but he firmly believed that a “Mamba spirit” that never gave up was regained the nickname of “Black Mamba”! What is Mamba? An African venomous snake with the most focused eyes, which can give the most deadly blow to the prey at the critical moment! This is the portrayal of Kobe on the basketball court. When he entered middle age, he still broke countless “first records” with an excellent season: he was the most valuable player in the 2008 NBA and the first in history. Legendary players who have scored more than 60 points in a single game over the age of 37, won the NBA scoring twice and won two Olympic titles!
The closest daughter to Kobe
Kobe Bryan married his wife Vanessa Bryant in 2011 and gave birth to four daughters: Natalia (2003), Gianna (2006), Bianka (2016), Capri (2019). His fans used to ridicule that Kobe may have always wanted to be an NBA player, but he never gave birth to a son… But this sentence, after everyone watched 13-year-old Gianna playing basketball, swallowed in his stomach!
Gianna inherited his father’s basketball talent, and it is much ahead of boys of the same age. She has never missed any of her father’s games. After Kobe retired, she often saw two people meeting to watch the ball. Of course, Gianna’s skills were taught by his father. Kobe taught himself that girls can do what boys can do, even better!
But what is heartbreaking is that Gianna and Kobe passed away in the same helicopter accident… The intimate picture of Kobe and her daughter will remain in the hearts of fans forever.
Kobe’s wife tweeted for the first time
The first superstar in history to win the NBA championship + Oscar
“Dear Basketball” is an animated short film created by Kobe Bryant in 2017, written and narrated by him. This animated short film won the 90th Academy Awards “Best Animated Short Film Award”. Since then, Kobe has become the world’s first ever NBA champion and also won the Oscar superstar! At that time, he wore a mini jersey for the “Little Gold Man” in his hand, and his proud and cute appearance was still fresh in his memory.
Regarding the 5 small things about Kobe Bryant, do you have a new understanding of this NBA player? While remembering the legend he wrote, I also hope that his widow and three daughters will be strong forever and be happy and happy all his life.