Profession: NBA Guard
Why Famous: Professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Bryant entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships.
He is a 16-time All-Star.
- 2001-04-18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California
- 2003-07-04 LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is arrested in Eagle, Colorado for sexual assault, charges eventually dismissed
- 2004-09-01 Sexual assault charges against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant are dismissed after accuser unwilling to testify
- 2006-01-22 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game
- 2010-04-02 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
- 2015-11-30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season