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How Acquired :  Acquired by the Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996 (was selected by the Hornets with the 13th overall choice in the 1996 NBA Draft).

Career :  Three-time NBA champion (2002, 2001, 2000) ... 2007-08 NBA Most Valuable Player ...Has earned All-NBA honors in each of the last ten seasons (First Team in 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08, Second Team in 2000-01 and 1999-2000 and Third Team in 1998-99 and 2004-05) … Has been named to the NBA's All Defensive eight times (First Team in 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06, 2003-04, 2002-03 and 1999-2000 and Second Team in 2001-02 and 2000-01) … Named a starter for the Western Conference All-Star Team in each of the last ten games (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1998 - no game in 1999) … Led all NBA players in voting for the 2003 All-Star Game ... Earned MVP honors at the 2002 All-Star Game in his hometown of  Philadelphia and again in 2007 in Las Vegas ... Became the youngest player ever to score 20,000 points with a 39-point performance in New York (12/23/07) ... Became the youngest player ever to score 10,000 - 16,000 career points points, to be named to the NBA’s All Defensive Team (1999-2000), to start an All-Star Game (1998) and to earn All-Rookie honors (1996-97) ... Scored a record 31 points in the 1997 Schick Rookie Game … Won the 1997 Gatorade Slam Dunk Championship during All-Star Weekend … Is the second youngest player in Los Angeles franchise history (behind Andrew Bynum) to appear in a regular season game in his NBA debut 11/3/96 vs. Minnesota (18 years, two months and 11 days) and is the third youngest player to ever appear in an NBA game (only Andrew Bynum and Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal were younger) … Increased his scoring average in each of his first five seasons (7.6, 15.4, 19.9, 22.5, 28.5) … Co-holder of the NBA record for most three pointers in a game with 12 three-pointers 1/7/03 vs. Seattle (tied with Donyell Marshall) ... Recorded 9 straight games with 40+ points in 2002-03 (tied with Michael Jordan, behind Wilt Chamberlain) ... Recorded the most consecutive 50+ point games of all time (65, 50, 60, 50) since Wilt Chamberlain, with four straight from March 16th to March 23rd 2007 ... Has been selected Western Conference Player of the Month eight times (December 2000, November 2001, January 2003, March 2004, January and April 2006, December 2006, March 2007) and has earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors 18 times (4/16/2000, 12/24/2000, 11/4/01, 1/20/02, 11/3/02, 12/8/02, 1/12/03, 2/2/03, 2/23/03, 2/17/04, 3/22/04, 11/1/05, 12/12/05, 12/19/05, 1/16/05, 4/10/05, 3/12/07 and 3/19/07) ... Captured the NBA scoring title twice, in 2005-06 with 35.4 points per game (the eighth highest scoring average of all-time) and 2006-07 with 31.6 points per game (the 28th highest scoring average of all-time) ... passed Bob McAdoo for the seventh greatest scoring season of all-time with 2,832 total points in 2005-06 ... Scored a career-high 81 points (55 in the second half) 1/22/06 vs. TOR, the second highest game (81) and half (55) point totals in NBA history.

2007-08 :  Won the 2007-08 NBA Most Valuable Player ... All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Named a starter in the 57th NBA All-Star Game ... Averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 steals, playing all 82 regular season games ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (2nd/28.3), assists (19th/5.4), steals (5th/1.8) and minutes (11th/38.9) ... scored 45 points, eight rebounds and four assists on 10/30 in the season opener vs. Houston ... became the youngest player ever to score 20,000 points with a 39 point performance in New York (12/23/07) ... posted 38 points, seven assists and five rebounds in a Christmas day victory over Phoenix ... recorded 37 points, seven assists and five rebounds 1/11 against Milwaukee ... put in 37 points 1/13 against Memphis ... poured in 48 points and the game-winning jumper 1/14 @ Seattle ... notched 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists 1/25 @ Dallas ... dropped 46 points, seven rebounds and five assists 2/1 @ Toronto ... scored 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists 2/8 @ Orlando ... came through with 41 points and five rebounds 2/20 @ Phoenix ... knocked down 52 points, 11 rebounds and four assists 3/2 @ Dallas ... recorded 36 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists 3/23 vs. Golden State ... put in 53 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and nine treys 3/28 vs. Memphis ... dished out 13 assists in addition to 26 points 3/30 vs. Washington ... posted 36 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists 4/2 vs. Portland ... dropped 49 points and handed out 10 assists in Game 2 of the first round Playoffs vs. Denver ... scored 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the opening game of Round 2 of the Playoffs vs. Utah ... laid down 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists after receiving his MVP trophy before the game.

2006-07 :  All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Named a starter in the 56th NBA All-Star Game ... Won his second All-Star game MVP at the 2007 NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas, recording 31 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and six steals, leading the West to a 153-132 victory ... Averaged 31.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 77 games ... Averaged a career high in free throw percentage (86.9%) ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (1st/31.6), assists (22nd/5.4), FT % (12th/.869), steals (20th/1.4) and minutes (4th/40.8) ... Captured the 2006-07 scoring title with 31.6 points per game, the 28th highest single-season scoring average in NBA history ... Scored 3142 points, the 37th-highest total in NBA history ... Passed Bob Lanier and moved into 36th place in all-time career points, finishing the season with 19296 career points ... Missed first two games of season following off-season knee surgery ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks of 3/12/07 and 3/19/07) and Western Conference Player of the Month twice (December, March) ... tallied 40 points, five rebounds and five assists 11/21 vs. LA Clippers ... scored 52 points, including a stretch of 11 consecutive made shots and a 30-point third quarter (tying his own franchise record, 2nd place all-time for points in a quarter) 11/30 vs. Utah ... posted 53 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals in a double overtime victory 12/15 vs. Houston ... scored 45 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds 12/17 vs. Washington ... scored 58 points 12/29 @ Charlotte ... racked up 42 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists 1/4 @ Sacramento ... Scored 34 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists 1/17 @ San Antonio ... posted 42 points and eight rebounds 1/22 vs. Golden State ... sat out due to league suspension 1/30 @ New York ... put up 43 points, eight rebounds and eight assists 1/31 @ Boston ... scored 39 points, six rebounds and six assists 2/3 @ Washington ... sidelined due to league suspension 3/7/07 ... recorded the most consecutive 50+ point games of all time (65, 50, 60, 50) since Wilt Chamberlain, with four straight from March 16th to March 23rd ... recorded a season-high eight three-pointers and scored 65 points, the second most of his career, sent the game into overtime with a three pointer, and emerged victorious 3/16 vs. Portland ... scored 50 points 3/18 vs. Minnesota ... scored 60 points 3/22 @ Memphis ... scored 50 points 3/23 @ New Orleans ... capped off a streak of five consecutive 40+ point games, scoring 43 points and grabbing nine boards 3/25 vs. Golden State ... scored 53 points 3/30 vs. Houston ... scored 46 points, five rebounds and six assists 4/6 @ Seattle ... registered 50 points and nine rebounds 4/12 vs. LA Clippers ... tallied 50 points and nine rebounds 4/15 vs. Seattle ... scored 45 points, 6 rebounds and six assists 4/26 vs. Phoenix.

2005-06 :  All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Named a starter in the 55th NBA All-Star Game ... Averaged a career-high 35.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.84 steals in 80 games ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (1st/35.4), assists (32nd/4.5), FT % (15th/.850), steals (9th/1.84) and minutes (4th/41.0) … Captured the 2005-06 scoring title with 35.4 points per game, the eighth highest scoring average of all-time, and passed Bob McAdoo for the seventh greatest scoring season of all-time with 2,832 total points ... Led team in scoring 75 times ... Posted a franchise record 27 40-plus point games and six 50-plus point games ... Led team in assists 28 times and in rebounds six times ... Posted four double-doubles ... Connected on a game-winning 23-foot jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining in overtime 11/2 @ Denver … Scored 46 points including 38 in the second half 11/27 vs. New Jersey … Scored a 62 points in 33 minutes on 18-of-31 shooting including 22-of-25 shooting from the charity stripe while establishing a franchise record 30 points in the third quarter 12/20 vs. Dallas … Missed home and away games 1/1 and 1/3 vs. Utah due to league suspension ... Recorded 48 points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds while setting a franchise  record for three-point field goals without a miss (7-of-7) 1/6 vs. Philadelphia … Tallied 50 points (40 in second half), eight rebounds and eight assists 1/7 @ LA Clippers … Recorded his 4th straight game of 45-plus points with 45 points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds 1/9 vs. Indiana (first player since Chamberlain in November of 1964 and third player ever (Baylor) to do so) … Over a span of seven games from 1/11 -1/22, connected on a franchise record 62 consecutive free-throws ... Scored 51 points 1/19 @ Sacramento … Scored a career-high 81 points (55 in the second half) on 28-of-46 shooting from the field 1/22 vs. Toronto, the second highest game (81) and half (55) point totals in NBA history … Tallied 40 points while tying a Lakers record with 23 free throws made 1/31 @ New York … Posted a career-high seven steals including a team record-tying six steals in the first half 2/13 vs. Utah … Handed out a season-high 11 assists 3/17 @ New Jersey … Eclipsed Elgin Baylor’s previous franchise mark with 24th 40-plus point game (42) 4/6 @ Denver … Scored 51 points 4/7 @ Phoenix … Set a franchise record with 6th 50-plus point game this season while establishing new Lakers single-season record for points with 50 points and five steals 4/14 vs. Portland … In seven postseason games, averaged 27.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists ... Tallied 50 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 52 minutes 5/4 vs. Phoenix.

2004-05 :  All-NBA Third Team ... Named a starter in the 54th NBA All-Star game ... Appeared in 66 games, averaging 27.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists ... Ranked among league leaders in points (2nd/27.6), minutes (5th/40.7), double-doubles (37th/18) and triple doubles (2nd/5) … Posted a season-high 5 steals 11/17 vs. LAC … Posted a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists 11/19 @ PHO … Registered a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists 12/3 vs. Golden State … Recorded his second straight triple-double with 20 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and 11 assists 12/8 vs. Phoenix … Scored 31 points while handing out 12 assists 12/16 @ Sacramento … Recorded fourth triple-double of the season with 36 points, a season-high 14 assists and 10 rebounds 12/17 vs. Washington … Scored 42 points 12/25 vs. Miami … Posted a season-high 48 points 12/28 vs. Toronto … Placed on injured list 1/15 (severe sprain, right ankle) … Activated from injured list 2/13 … Connected on 43 consecutive free throw attempts from 3/4 vs. Dallas – 3/10 @ Dallas … Scored 43 points, hitting a season-high nine three point field goals 3/22 @ Utah … Tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (14th career triple-double) 4/7 vs. Houston … Scored 37 points and in the process, became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 14,000 career points (surpassing Michael Jordan) 4/20 @ Portland ... Registered 10 40-plus point games while leading the team in scoring on 50 occasions and in assists 41 times.

2003-04 :  All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Appeared in 65 games, averaging 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 37.6 minutes ... Ranked among league leaders in points (4th/24.0), free throw percentage (18th/.852) and minutes per game (23rd/37.6) ... Scored 37 points including a season-high 16 fgm 11/6 @ San Antonio ... Recorded ninth career triple-double with 29 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and 10 assists 2/28 @ Washington ... Tallied a season-high 13 assists 3/3 @ Houston ... Scored a game-high 38 points while tying a franchise record for points in a quarter (24) 3/15 vs. Orlando ... Tallied a season-high 45 points for the 30th 40-plus point game of career while connecting on a season-high 17 free throws including a franchise record tying 10 in the fourth quarter 4/13 vs. Golden State ... Tallied 37 points including a pair of threes at the end of the game, the first sending it to overtime, the second with no time remaining to win the game in double-overtime and clinch the Pacific Division title ... Named a starter in the 53rd NBA All-Star game ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks of 3/22/04 and 2/17/04) and     Western Conference Player of the Month for March ... Led the team in scoring 38 times, in assists 29 times and in rebounds seven times ... Posted 10 double-doubles ... Scored 40-plus points three times and 30-plus points on 16 occasions ... Averaged 24.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 22 postseason games ... Tallied a playoff-high 42 points 5/11 vs. San Antonio ... Recorded a postseason career-high five steals 4/17 vs. Houston ... Handed out a playoff-high 10 assists 4/28 vs. Houston. 

2002-03 :  All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Appeared in a career-high 82 games, averaging 30.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 41.5 minutes ... Recorded his ninth consecutive 40+ point game and 13th consecutive 35+ point game 2/23 vs. Seattle (41 points) … Recorded his fifth triple-double of the season (21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) 1/10 vs. Cleveland … Set an NBA record with 12 three-pointers 1/7 vs. Seattle … Tied an NBA record with eight three-point field goals in a half 3/28 vs. Washington … Scored an NBA season-high 55 points (including 42 points in a single half) 3/28 vs. Washington … Ranked among league leaders in points (2nd/30.0), rebounds (35th/6.9), assists (14th/5.9), three-point field goal percentage (27th/.383), free throw percentage (25th/.843), steals (6th/2.21), minutes played (4th/41.5), double-doubles (21st/23) and triple-doubles (2nd/5) ... Became youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 career points 3/5 vs. Indiana ... Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes at the 2003 All-Star Game in Atlanta ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week on five occasions (games ending the weeks of 11/3, 12/8, 1/12, 2/2 and 2/23) ... Named Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of January ... By averaging 40.6 points in the month of February, became only the third player in NBA history to average 40 or more points in a month ... Attempted a career-high 47 field goals 11/7 @ Boston ... Averaged 32.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 12 postseason games ... Led the Lakers in scoring 10 times ... Averaged 31.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 45.2 minutes vs. Minnesota in the First Round ... Averaged 32.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 43.3 minutes vs. San Antonio in the Western Conference Semifinals.

2001-02 :   Three-peated as an NBA champion, sweeping New Jersey in the NBA Finals ... Appeared in 80 games, averaging 25.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 38.3 minutes … Ranked among league leaders in scoring (6th/25.2), assists (19th/5.5), field goal percentage (34th/.469), free throw percentage (35th/.829), steals (27th/1.48) and minutes played (20th/38.3) … Shot a career-high .469 (749-1597) from the field…Played a season-high 51 minutes 4/14 @ Portland (2OT) … Tied an NBA season-high after converting 18 free throws (18-20) 3/27 @ Phoenix … Served a two-game suspension for fighting (3/3 vs. Houston and 3/5 vs. New Jersey) … Led or tied for the team lead in assists in 48 of 80 games played including a career-high 15 assists 2/12 vs. Washington … Recorded his third career triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists 2/12 vs. Washington … Was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2002 NBA All-Star Game after tallying 31 points, five rebounds and five assists ... Voted as a starting guard (fourth selection) on the Western Conference All-Star team after receiving 1,121,753 votes, the third highest tally among all players … Earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for    games ending 1/20 (37.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists) … Earned Western Conference Player of the Month honors for November … Scored 56 points in only three quarters of play 1/14 vs. Memphis … Scored 36 points in the first half 1/14 vs. Memphis, converting 21 field goals in all … Was ejected after receiving two technical fouls 11/23 vs. Golden State … Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds 11/21 @ Denver … Earned Western Conference Player of the Weeks honors for week ending 11/4 (32.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists) ... Averaged 26.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 19 postseason games … Led the Lakers in scoring 10 times … Averaged 27.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 43.9 minutes in the Western Conference Finals vs. Sacramento … Tallied consecutive double-doubles 5/31 (31 points/11 rebounds) and 6/2 (30 points/10 rebounds) in the Western Conference Finals … Scored the game-winning basket with 5.1 seconds left 5/12 @ San Antonio. 

2000-01 :  Won his second NBA title as the Lakers knocked out Philadelphia in five games ... Appeared in 68 games, averaging 28.5 points to go along with 5.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 40.9 minutes … Ranked among league leaders in scoring (4th), field goal percentage (.464/37th), free throw percentage (.853/18th), and minutes played (40.9/7th) … Recorded six steals 4/10 vs. Phoenix … Registered eight double-doubles (points/rebounds) and two triple-doubles (points / rebounds / assists) on the season … Tallied 44 points, nine rebounds and a career-high-tying five blocked shots in playing the entire 48 minutes 2/2 vs. Charlotte … Converted a franchise record 23 free throws (23-26) in tallying a game-high 47 points 1/30 @ Cleveland … Set a franchise record for most free throws converted in a half by making 17 free throws in the second half 1/30 @ Cleveland … Tallied the first triple-double of his career with 26 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 11 assists 1/15 vs. Vancouver … Named NBA Player of the Month for December when he averaged 32.3 points,  4.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 16 games … Was ejected for the first time in his career after receiving two technical fouls 12/20 @ LA Clippers … Named NBA Player of the Week for games ending 12/24 … Scored 30+ points in 24 games, 35+ in 15 games and 40+ on six occasions … Scored 51 points 12/6 @ Golden State … Scored 30+ points in five consecutive games for the first time in his career 11/8 @ San Antonio (32), 11/12 vs. Houston (37), 11/14 vs. Denver (31), 11/16 @ Sacramento (31) and 11/18 @ Denver (32) … Missed 14 games due to various injuries (nine games - sore left foot; two games - viral infection; three games - moderately sprained right ankle) ... Appeared in 16 postseason games, averaging 29.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 43.4 minutes … Played a postseason career-high 52 minutes 6/6 vs. Philadelphia … In the Western Conference Finals against San Antonio, averaged 33.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 42.0 minutes (four games) … Shot .514 (54-105) in the Western Conference Finals … Handed out a postseason career-high 11 assists 5/27 vs. San Antonio … Tallied 48 points and 16 rebounds including 16-of-17 shooting from the charity stripe 5/13 @ Sacramento … Recorded postseason career-highs in field goals made (19) and field goals attempted (35) 5/19 @ San Antonio.

1999-2000 :  Won his first NBA championship as the Lakers defeated Indiana in six games ... Appeared in 66 games, averaging 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 38.2 minutes … Named NBA Player of the Week for games played from April 10-16 … Ranked among league leaders in scoring (12th), free throw percentage (33rd), minutes  played (16th) and field goal percentage (39th) … Registered 12 double-doubles … Scored 30+ points on eight occasions and led the team in scoring 18 times … Saw his first action of the season 12/1 vs. Golden State, tallying 19 points and six rebounds … Activated from the injured list on 12/1 … Placed on the injured list 11/1/99 with a broken right hand and missed the first 15 games of the season ... Played in 22 of the team’s 23 postseason games, averaging 21.1 points … Did not play 6/11 @ Indiana due to a sprained left ankle … Converted the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a 97-96 win over the Phoenix Suns on 5/10 … Led the team in scoring on six occasions highlighted by 35 points 4/30 @ Sacramento.

1998-99 :  Appeared in each of the team’s 50 games, averaging 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 37.9 minutes … Led the team in scoring on 11 occasions … Scored 38 points, with 33 coming in the second half, 3/21 @ Orlando … Registered six steals 4/7 vs. Sacramento … Was the only Laker to start every contest ... In the postseason, was second on the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game … Led the team in steals in five of eight playoff games and averaged 1.9 per game. 

1997-98 :  Appeared in 79 games, averaging 15.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26.0 minutes per game … Was the highest scoring non-starter in the NBA and the highest scoring reserve in Los Angeles franchise history (fewer than 10 starts) … Scored 27 points 12/12 vs. Houston, netting that total in a span of 12:47 in the third and fourth quarters … Scored in double-figures in 65 of 79 games ...  Appeared in 11 of the team’s 13 playoffs games, averaging 8.7 points and 1.9 rebounds.

1996-97 :  Appeared in 71 games during his rookie campaign, averaging 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.5 minutes … Scored in double figures 25 times and led the team in scoring twice … Started six games … Missed the first game of the regular season with a strained hip flexor … DNP-CD nine times ... Appeared in each of the team’s nine playoff games, averaging 8.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes … Scored 22 points in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round vs. Portland, the most             points for a Los Angeles rookie in the postseason since May 18, 1984 (Byron Scott 26 @ Phoenix) … Converted 13-of-14 free throws in Game #3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

High school :  Elected to enter the NBA directly from high school (Lower Merion HS, Ardmore, PA), becoming the first-ever player in Los Angeles franchise history to make this transition … Became the 27th player to make the jump from high school to the NBA and one of two players to do so in the 1996 NBA Draft (Jermaine O’Neal) … Concluded his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania history (2,883 points), surpassing the marks established by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain (2,359) and Carlin Warley (2,441) … Earned USA Today’s National High School Player of the Year honors as a senior (1995-96), averaging 30.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.8 blocked shots … Led Lower Merion to the Class AAAA state title as a senior, propelling the Aces to a 31-3 record, including a 27-game winning streak to end the season … Named Naismith High School Player of the Year, Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the Year and to the McDonald’s All-American Team … Named Most Outstanding Player at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina his senior year … Led Lower Merion to a 77-13 record his final three seasons … Named the Most Valuable Player of the 1995 adidas ABCD Summer Camp.

Personal :  Father Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant played eight seasons in the NBA (Philadelphia, San Diego and Houston) before retiring in 1983 … Spent eight years of his childhood in Italy … Parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth … Has two older sisters, Sharia and Shaya … Involved in several community programs in the past, including the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Center for Abused Children … Is currently involved with several organizations including Make-a-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Plaza de la Raza (a cultural center in East L.A.) as well as his own foundation Vivo del Mondo, which seeks to bridge the gap between African American and Hispanic students through education. His greatest personal achievement was being drafted by an NBA team ... Kobe and his wife Vanessa have two daughters, Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria Onore.

Bio courtesy of nba.com