On This Day In NBA History: August 23 - Kobe Bryant Is Born

Kobe Bryant was born on this date in 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Bryant was the youngest of his three siblings and was born in Philadelphia. 

Bryant grew up in Italy and his family returned to Philadelphia when he was 13. 

Bryant was an 18-time All-Star and 15-time All-NBA Talent during his 20-year playing life. He was also a 5-time NBA Champion. 

Bill, Wilt Karim, Larry Magic, Michael, and how can we forget Kobe. 

Kobe Bryant, one of the most prolific scorers in basketball history, was more than a basketball player. 

His path to basketball immortality began at Lower Merion High School, Ardmore. 

Basketball was always in Kobe's blood since he was born 

Bryant was determined and committed to improving in every game, practice, and off-day.