High School: Lower Merion High School (Ardmore, Pa.)
- 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal
- 2012 Olympic Games, gold medal
- Five-time NBA Champion
- Two-time NBA Finals MVP
- Two-time NBA scoring champion
- Four-time NBA All-Star game MVP
Fun Facts: Kobe and wife Vanessa have two daughters named Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria ... Son of Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant, former forward with Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, and Houston Rockets ... Spent eight years as a child in Italy and is fluent in Italian ... His parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth
16 Olympic Medalists Who Retired In 2016
Karen Rosen Dec. 28, 2016
With 63 Olympic medals between them, see who hung up their uniforms this year.
Red, White & Trending: July 8-14
Jamie MacDonald July 15, 2016
The G.O.A.T. edition: Another side of living legends Abby, Kobe, Serena, Hope and TD as they made headlines, rallying around Scott Hamilton's CARES Foundation, why track trials were trending on Twitter, Justin Timberlake's Team USA blessing, Hannah Teter tames Tahoe's wake (in a pirate hat), gripping gymnastics drama plays out in real time on Twitter, Boomer Phelps' Instagram takeover and J.J. Watt predicts greatness for Simone Biles.
Red, White & Trending: April 8-14
Jamie MacDonald April 15, 2016
Wrestler Tervel Dlagnev's go-to move is gratitude after Rio qualification, the best balance beam routine ever (guess who?), Cam Newton threatens to become a water polo force, a Purple Heart recipient and Paralympian honors her 'tragic day,' Tyler Clary needs driving lessons, Kobe Bryant trends worldwide, Kayla Harrison says goodbye, Sanya Richards-Ross says congratulations, Aly Dudek can't stop flexing, the Shib Sibs make two appearances and more.
Kobe Bryant Scores 60 Points In Unbelievable Farewell Victory
Associated Press April 14, 2016
In his final game, the Lakers' superstar provided fans with one final memory.
Farewell, Kobe: A Look At Black Mamba's Career In 24 Photos
Scott Guthrie April 13, 2016
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kobe Bryant will play his final NBA game Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Red, White & Trending: Dec. 25-31
Jamie MacDonald Jan. 01, 2016
Turn that last page on the calendar and follow along with the first RWT of 2016 — full of new beginnings for a BMX pair, inspirational messages from workout wonders, forgotten acquaintances, Christmas gift fails, Lindsey Vonn colliding with a tree and much more.
15 Times Team USA Athletes Made Headlines In 2015
Lisa Costantini Dec. 28, 2015
From Caitlyn Jenner to Kobe Bryant, Simone Biles to Ronda Rousey and more, relive the year in headlines.
Red, White & Trending: Nov. 27-Dec. 3
Jamie MacDonald Dec. 04, 2015
Team USA salutes a retiring legend, Evan Lysacek lands in a physics book, a hulking NFL star startles Simone Biles, Mikaela Shiffrin makes history, Abby Wambach has a cupcake of a day and more.
Kobe Bryant Announces He Will Retire After This Season
Associated Press Nov. 29, 2015
The two-time Olympic champ has played 20 seasons with the Lakers, the longest tenure in league history.
Kobe Bryant: I Want To Play In The Olympics
Associated Press Nov. 09, 2015
The 20-year NBA veteran and two-time Olympic champ believes he can be valuable to the 2016 squad.