Kobe Bryant

“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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