“Mamba, out.” Remembering Kobe Bryant’s iconic moments
August 23, 2020 would’ve been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday; the first since his tragic passing earlier this year.
Below we’ve gathered some of the key moments in his legendary 20-year career.
1997: Kobe wins the Slam Dunk Contest at All Star Weekend
2000: Kobe wins his first title to begin championship three-peat
2001: Kobe gives a high schooler named LeBron James his sneakers at All Star Weekend in Philadelphia
2006: Kobe scores 81 against the Raptors in Toronto
2006/2007: Kobe wins back-to-back scoring titles
2007: Kobe scores 50+ points four games running
2008: Kobe named NBA regular season MVP
2008: Kobe leads Redeem Team to Olympic gold in Beijing
2014: Kobe surpasses Michael Jordan’s career points total
2016: Kobe puts up a 60-piece in his final NBA appearance. “Mamba, out.”
2020: Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe at memorial service
2020: Former teammate Shaquille O’Neal pays tribute to Kobe at memorial service
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