'Remember His Name: The Rise of Kobe Bryant' Book Scheduled for Fall 2021

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 27, 2020

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia.  The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash.  The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer announced Wednesday he will release a new book about the early life of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Remember His Name: The Rise of Kobe Bryant is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2021.

Bryant died along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash in January at 41 years old.

He is known as one of the best basketball players of his generation with 18 All-Star selections and five NBA titles on his way to a Hall of Fame induction on the first ballot.

This book is set to cover the superstar's early years and high school career at Lower Merion in Philadelphia. The book will also follow "his development as a person/basketball star."

Sielski also grew up in the Philadelphia area and has been with the Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013.