Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Ari Druck, Writer

Kobe Bryant is a retired NBA player. He was drafted to the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 but was traded on draft night to the Los Angeles Lakers where he played 20 seasons not playing on any other team but the Lakers. He was 33 when he retired on April 13 2016. In his entire career he scored 33,643 points which is 4th in all time points ever, first is 38,387 so he was only less than 5,000 points shy if being the number one scorer in the NBA. He married Vanessa Bryant and had 4 girls. Natalia who is 17, Gianna who is 13, Binka who is 3, and Capri who is less than 1. On January 26 2020 Kobe, his daughter Gianna, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli,John Altobelli, Christina Mauser,and the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, who are all friends were going to Gianna´s basketball game when the helicopter crashed and everyone on board sadly died.