Kobe Bean Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant  ( August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020)

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).

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.

Bryant died, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in 2020.

A number of tributes and memorials were subsequently issued, including renaming the All-Star MVP Award in his honor.