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 charge against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dropped by the Eagle County District Attorney's offices in Colorado after the victim decides not to participate
- 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
- 2008-08-24 The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain
- 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