A highly-acclaimed basketball player, Kobe Bean Bryant plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has played for the Lakers throughout his career, joining them directly after high school, and has won 5 NBA championships.
As far as achievements go, he is a 16-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, as well as a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. Rankings of 2013 place him at 3rd on the all-time postseasons scoring list and 4th on the all-time regular season scoring list.
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