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This is a biography for kids on basketball legend Koby Bryant.

Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player, businessman, and philanthropist. He was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bryant started playing basketball at a young age and quickly became one of the best players in his high school team. He was recruited by several colleges, but decided to enter the NBA directly after graduating from Lower Merion High School.

Bryant began his career in the NBA in 1996 with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played for his entire 20-year career. He was known for his incredible work ethic, competitiveness, and skill on the court. He won five NBA championships with the Lakers, was named the NBA Finals MVP twice, and was named to the All-Star team 18 times.

Bryant is also considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time by both fans and experts. He was a shooting guard and had many records and achievements, he scored 81 points in a single game which is the second-highest point total in a single game in NBA history and also he was the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points.

Off the court, Bryant was also known for his philanthropic efforts. He founded the Kobe Bryant China Fund, which aimed to promote education and physical fitness for children in China, and he also was a mentor for many basketball players and helped them to improve their skills.

Sadly, Kobe Bryant passed away on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash. His death was a huge loss for the basketball community and for the world. He will always be remembered for his incredible talent and contributions both on and off the court.

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