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Kobe Bryant: American basketball player
Kobe Bean Bryant 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). 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. He was posthumously voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Michael Jordan reveals last the text message from Kobe Bryant [Video]

Michael Jordan reveals last the text message from Kobe Bryant

Over a year after he delivered an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan revealed to ESPN that he can’t delete the final text conversation he had with the late Los Angeles Lakers star.

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Kobe Bryant's Lakers Rookie Jersey Hits Auction Block, Could Break Record

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Kobe Bryant's Run with Nike Is Over, Issues Over Money and Shoe Availability

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Kobe Bryant's Daughter Natalia Accepted Into USC, Vanessa Says 'Daddy Is So Proud'

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Vanessa Bryant Says Her Mom's Divorce Blows Up Claim for Lifetime Support

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Vanessa Bryant and Daughter Natalia Get New Tattoos to Honor Kobe, Gianna

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Kobe Bryant's wife names four LA sheriff's deputies accused of sharing grisly crash pictures

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Kobe Bryant's Family Wants 'Mamba and Mambacita' Trademark for Clothing, Shoes

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Vanessa Bryant Wins Important Legal Battle In Kobe Crash Photos Case

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Vanessa Bryant Slams Evan Rachel Wood for Calling Kobe 'Rapist' Upon Death

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Vanessa Bryant Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Leaked Photos of Kobe and Gianna at Crash Site

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