10 Interesting Facts About Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bean Bryant is one of the most loved and loathed players in the NBA. He has spent all of his adult life in the NBA and public eye. Here are the 10 interesting facts about him.


1
Kobe Bryant is named after a Japanese steakhouse.

2
Early in his career, Kobe Bryant was not content with being the next big NBA star, and wanted to add world famous rapper to his resume.

3
Kobe Bryant listed Mike D’Antoni as one of his favourite players as he grew up watching him in Italy.

4
Kobe Bryant's first words to Michael Jordan were “you know I can kick your a** one on one.”

5
Kobe Bryant took R&B star Brandy to his senior prom. He later played the role of a basketball star on her show, “Moesha.”

6
At the age of 17, Kobe Bryant was the first guard to be drafted directly out of high school.

7
Had the Bryants remained in Europe, Kobe says he would have gone into pro soccer.

8
Kobe Bryant once challenged Toronto Raptors guard Alvin Williams to a rap battle in the lobby of the Hilton.

9
The Clippers didn't draft Kobe Bryant with the 7th pick in the 1996 Draft because they didn't think the city of L.A. would take them seriously.

10
Kobe Bryant holds the record for most consecutive All-Star selections.