Kobe Bryant: Rise and Fall What Happened?

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Kobe Bryant is a hero to most kids, but should he be? Kobe is one of the most popular players in the NBA. Millions of fans love him all over the world. He was voted nickelodeon kids choice player of the year. But, do they have good reason to idolize him? Yeah, sure he can dazzle you with no look passes, unbelievable dunks, and jaw dropping shots. But, has the fame gone to his head?

This is some background information to better understand Kobe Bryant. Kobe was born on August 23, 1978. Since the day Kobe was born he has gotten special treatment. His father was a NBA player also. Kobe was the youngest of three children. His childhood consist of traveling city to city, with his fathers NBA career. He even was in Italy for a while. Throughout his early years he went to practices with his father.

Where he played a great deal of basketball. During the summer he attended basketball leagues, and camps. Which honed his skills and made him a fierce competitor

Kobe's fame started at an early age. While in high school, college coaches attended many of his games. He led his high school to the state championship, and won. He was a McDonalds all American high school player. Many of the top colleges would of loved for Kobe to grace their halls. But, there was no college future for him. With the talent he possessed many thought he could handle the big leagues of the NBA. He posted great stats of thirty points a game, ten rebounds, and five assists during his high school days. Which had professional teams interested.

Kobe got drafted straight into the NBA. At age 18 he's playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was everywhere...