Kobe Bryant Hero Essays

Kobe Bryant

Hi my name is Andrew. Kobe Bryant is my hero because he is one of the best basketball players ever. He is an NBA player. He is a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe was so good he didn't go to college. He went to Lower Merion high school. He went straight to the NBA from high school. In the NBA draft he was drafted to the Hornets but was immediately traded to the Lakers. He has been one of the Lakers' key players as long as he has played.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is my favorite player because he has won the championship five times. He is on my favorite basketball team. I have his jersey because he is so inspiring to me. I want to be a basketball player just like him.

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Kobe Bryant is a Basketball player. Bron on August 23, 1978 in philadelphia, pennsylvania.  Kobe was named after a japanese steakhouse.  Kobe is the son of former NBA player Joe "jellyben" Bryant. When his dad ended his career, the elder  Bryant took his family to Italy where he played in the Italian league. Growing up in Italy alongside two athletic older sisters, shaya and, sharia, kobe was an avid player of both basketball and soccer. Basketball is not the olny thing he can play.  soccer was also his sport when he was little.  Then when the family returned to philadelphia in 1991, Bryant joined the lower Merion High School basketball team.  He lead the team to the State Championship four years in the row. With his eye on the NBA, he also started working out with the 76ers.

Though he boasted good and high SAT scores, Bryant decided to go straight to the NBA from high school. "In 1996, he was picked by charlotte in the draft and was subsequently trade to the Los Angeles Lakers." (Biography.com) In his second season as guard he was voted a starter for the 1998 all star game.  Bryant went on to help the team win three consecutive NBA championship and was voted first-team all NBA in 2002 and 2003.

"After a few lackluster seasons, Bryant helped his team make it to the 2008 NBA finals. The team was defeated by the Boston Celtics, but they returned the following year." (Biography.com)  In 2009 NBA finals, the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic to win the championship title. Shortly after the NBA finals, Bryant was part of the memorial service to honor Michael Jackson. He also announced his decision to stay with the Los Angles Lakers for several more year around this time.

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