On This Day In NBA History: August 23 - Kobe Bryant Is Born

On this day in 1978, Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star

15-time All-NBA talent and a 5-time NBA champion amongst other accolades over the course of his 20-year playing career.

When you look back on NBA history, it is easy to point out one or two legends of the game that just absolutely dominated their generation.

In fact, you can refer to them by just their first name and you know exactly who they are.

Bill, Wilt, Kareem, Larry, Magic, Michael and how could you forget Kobe.

On this day in 1978, Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three in his family.

Basketball was always in Kobe’s blood from the very moment he was born and after spending the vast majority of his life growing up in Italy.

From that moment, his journey to basketball immortality began, especially during his time at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore.

Happy Heavenly Birthday Kobe Bean Bryant.

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