Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players of the 20th century. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the whole of his career. He has numerous achievements to his credit.
He has helped his team win five NBA championships. He has been part of the U.S. team which has won the Gold Medal at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He has been named the best player of the 2001-2010 decade by many sports critics. He was the youngest player to reach the landmark of 30,000 career points in the NBA at the age of 34 years and 104 days.