The leader of the newly crowned NBA Champions, Kobe Bryant is the icon of the NBA. With his fourth NBA Championship ring along with him only in his young 30s, Kobe has been a worldwide phenomenon.
Showing off his skills in the Olympics have led basketball teams in other countries very interested in acquiring Kobe.
Bryant is very well known to all sports fans as well as just regular people. Whether they have heard of his success on the court, his sexual assault case, or his new show "Kobe Doin' Work" will make sure that everybody knows Kobe Bryant and everything that he has done.
Kobe works for several endorsements and will surely be in the hall of fame.
Kobe has been a one time NBA MVP in 2008 along with being the MVP of the NBA Championships this season when LA defeated the Orlando Magic. He has been a shoo in for the All Star Game almost his entire career and he won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1997.
Everybody knows Kobe Bryant by one way or another. Like him or not, Kobe is the NBA's poster boy and he has shown no signs of slowing down his dominance on the pavement.
These are his records in the NBA
Bryant holds nine and shares two NBA records:
* Most three-point field goals made, one game: 12 (on January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics; shared with Donyell Marshall)
* Most three-point field goals made, one half: 8 (on March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards; shared with 5 other players)
* Youngest player to score 15,000 points: (27 years, 136 days)
* Youngest player to score 18,000 points: (28 years, 156 days)
* Youngest player to score 20,000 points: (29 years, 122 days)
* Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
* Became one of only three players to reach the milestone under the age of 30. The other two are Chamberlain (29 years, 134 days) and Michael Jordan (29 years, 326 days).
* Youngest player to score 23,000 points: (30 years, 171 days)
* Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record.
* Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team: (1996–97)
* Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Defensive Team: (1999–00)
* Youngest player to start a game
* Youngest player to start an All-Star game
* Most points scored at Madison Square Garden: 61 (on February 2, 2009 vs. New York Knicks