“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
"He gave me a pair of his shoes which I ended up wearing that following night. I was a 15 and he was a 14 and I wore them anyways." @KingJames talks about his relationship with @kobebryant coming full circle after passing him on the NBA's all-time scoring list. 🤝 #Lakers pic.twitter.com/n6p4nN5sQk— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 26, 2020