1. Kobe was named after the famous Kobe beef of Japan by his parents. The name was seen on the menu of a restaurant.
2. Kobe Bryant has a net worth of 500 million dollars.
3. Kobe Bryant spoke three different languages before he died. He spoke English, Italian & Spanish. He took Serbian and French classes.
4. Kobe’s father was a basketball player who played in the Italian professional basketball league as well as in the NBA.
5. Kobe lived in 8 Italy for 8 years.
6. Kobe Bryant was a big fan of football. He supported the Italian football club, AC Milan.
7. Kobe’s daughter, Gianna, was born 6 minutes before Bryant’s former teammate’s daughter; Shaquille O’neal.
8. Kobe was the first guard to be drafted directly out of high school. He was only 17.
9. Kobe developed new moves during the off-season by playing against his own shadow.
10. He is the youngest player in the history of the NBA to win the Slam Dunk contest. He was only 18 and that was the only time he took part in the competition.
11. Bryant scored 60 points in six different games in his illustrious career. He is second only to Wilt Chamberlain who scored 60 in 7 matches.
12. Kobe holds the record for the most 50-plus point games in a single season. He scored 50-plus points in 10 different games in the 2006-07 NBA season.
13. Bryant holds the record for the most three-pointers in a single game in the NBA. A record he shares with Stephen Curry and Donyell Marshall.
14. He scored 40 points against every single opposing team in his 20-year career.
15. Kobe is the oldest NBA player to score 60 points in a game. He did it at 37-years, 234 days old.
16. Kobe scored 81 points against Toronto Raptors in 2006, only second to Wilt Chamberlain who has 100 for the most points scored in a single game.
17. He paid $8 million dollars to get out of his contract with Adidas in order to sign with Nike.
18. Kobe Bryant earned $328, 238, 062 (million) in his NBA contract alone during his 20-year career.
19. According to Forbes, Kobe Bryant made $680 million in his 20-year NBA career.
20. He has the record for field-goal attempts in an NBA match. He has 50 field goal attempts..
21. Kobe has a wife and four children.
22. He spent his whole 20-year career playing for Los Angeles Lakers.
23. He is an NBA All-star, 2-time all-star MVP and 5-time NBA champion.