Kobe Bryant describing himself has fallen in love with basketball since age three. He then gained national recognition while played for Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia. When he played basketball for the team, young Kobe averaged 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Kobe Bryant may be one of among rarely basketball players who selected as NBA drafted by Los Angeles Lakers right after graduating from high school not from college. But Kobe Brayant said he can’t pay fully for the team because he then decides to attend Duke University. No wonder in his first years as the freshman for the team, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game. But even he was the youngest one, he proved his ability by averaged 15.5 minutes a game. In the 2001 to 2002 season Kobe Bryant played in 80 games and averaging 25.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. And until today Los Angeles Lakers has never intend trade him to any other team yet both had signed a 3 year contract for $84 million with the team in last 2010.
Media reported that Kobe Bryant annual salary is reaching to $25.2 million and he is also earning $28 million a year from endorsement only. In 2006, it was reported that Kobe Bryant signed a 6 – year contract for $48 million with Adidas to endorse them. He is also signed $45 million deal with Nike for the five year contract in 2003 and extend the contract in the following 2007.
|Name||Kobe Bean Bryant|
|Age, Born||34 years old, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 23, 1978|
|Net Worth||$150 million|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball athlete|
|Endorsements||Turkish Airlines , Adidas, The Coca-Cola Company , Russell Corporation, McDonalds, Guitar Hero World Tour, Ferrero SpA’s, Nubeo, Call of Duty: Black Op, Nintendo|
|Assets||Newport Coast house, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover, Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley ContInental GT, Chevrolet Impala convertible, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Aventador|
|Achievement||NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star Game MVP, NBA All-Star, NBA All-Rookie Second Team, NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer|
|Family||Divorce to Vanessa Laine and has two children Natalia Diamante Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant|
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