Kobe Bryant

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Sep 19, 2012
by: malakiyb
Kobe Bryant

I just read a Wikipedia article: “Kobe Bryant”

Kobe Bryant. (2012, September 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:51, September 19, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kobe_Bryant&oldid=512033457
I love this article because... not only is Kobe Bryant my favorite basketball player he's also one of my two idols. I found this article very interesting because I learned more than I thought about Kobe. Its tell way more than about his history and even his childhood.
One sentence from this article that stands out for me is: " During the All-Star weekend, Bryant was the winner of the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the youngest player to be named the slam dunk champion at the age of 18." I find this cool because... I didn't know this before so it comes to me as a surprise being that the first year he got to the NBA he got drafted and won the 1997 slam dunk contest. Therefore I feel like Kobe Bryant came into the NBA a raising star.

I'm pretty sure this is accurate, because I did more research to prove the statement of Kobe Bryant was true. “http://www.nba.com/news/kobe_ultimate.html” shows videos and other articles that can prove the information was correct

Another sentence that I was: "Bryant led the team to tie the franchise record for most wins to start the season going 17–2, and by the middle of December they compiled a 21–3 record. He was selected to his eleventh consecutive All-Star Game as a starter, and was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for December and January in addition to being named Western Conference Player of the week three times." This stood out to me because he start his season with such a great beginning and was able to get player of the week three times in a row showing that his hard work got acknowledge. I feel for someone to put his team ahead of the competition shows a sign of a good leader and a team player.

I double-checked this fact through other sites I had research such as “Career statistics and player information from NBA.com (http:/ / www. nba. com/ playerfile/ kobe_bryant), or Basketball-Reference.com (http:/ / www. basketball-reference. com/ players/ b/ bryanko01. html), which makes me feel pretty sure that it is true.

What I learned from this article is Kobe has a long list of accomplishments in his previous history. Some questions that I had about him has been answer such as: where did the name Kobe come from? and I found out that he was named after a chinese culture dish that his parents liked. I also read that his Mom and his Dad also persuade in a career in NBA and WNBA which now we know where all the basketball skills came from lol. I wanted to know “ did kobe bryant get into any altercations with other basketball players.