PRIDE OF PHILLY: February 19th - Kobe Bryant

KOBE BRYANT (2/19/24)

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23rd 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kobe entered the NBA directly from high school winning five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. At age 34, Kobe was named the youngest player in the league history to reach 30,000 career points.

In addition to being recognized and rewarded for his talents domestically, he was also recognized internationally as a global ambassador for all sports. 

A 3 time Olympic champion, Bryant died tragically on January 26, 2020 in a Helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA that also claimed the life of his 13 year old daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers. He was 41 years old.

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