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
Basketball was always in Kobe’s blood from the very moment he was born
majority of his life growing up in Italy, Bryant’s family moved back to Philadelphia when he was 13-years-old
Kobe Bryant ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, eighth in career minutes played in NBA history,
sixth in total field goals made in NBA history and he is one of three players in NBA history to make the All-Star game 18 times in his career
Happy Heavenly Birthday Kobe Bean Bryant.