Kobe Bryant und seine Tochter Gianna starben kürzlich bei einem Helikopter-Unfall. Als Hommage wird an Giannas Schule ihre Trikotnummer 2. Kobe Bryants früherer Verein Los Angeles Lakers hatte für ihn sogar zwei Nummern - 8 und 24 - „retired”. Foto von Schulveranstalung via. Kobe Bean Bryant war ein US-amerikanischer Basketballspieler. Bryant spielte seine gesamte Profikarriere für die Los Angeles Lakers in der NBA, mit denen er insgesamt fünf Meisterschaften gewann.
Kobe BryantKobe Bryants früherer Verein Los Angeles Lakers hatte für ihn sogar zwei Nummern - 8 und 24 - „retired”. Foto von Schulveranstalung via. Der wahre Grund, warum Kobe Bryant seine Nummer auf 24 geändert hat: Nach dem tragischen Tod von Kobe Bryant am Januar Nach dem Tod von Kobe Bryant (†41) verzichten immer mehr Spieler in der NBA auf die Trikot-Nummern 8 und
Kobe Bryant Nummer More Kobe Bryant Questions VideoKobe Bryant doesn't flinch when Matt Barnes fakes pass at his face - NBA Highlights His father, LSU legend Shaquille O’Neal, revealed why he chose the number on social media. The 8+24 reference is to honor the late, great Kobe Bryant, who wore both numbers during his legendary. The number of NBA Finals MVP awards won by Bryant, in and the following year. It is also the number of Olympic gold medals he won, helping the United States top the podium in and Bryant, rocking the No. 8, entered the NBA as a brash and talented year old looking to prove himself in the league. According to ESPN, Bryant chose 8 because that’s the number he wore in Italy. Kobe Bean Bryant (/ ˈ k oʊ b iː / KOH-bee; August 23, – January 26, ) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kobe Bryant’s widow,Vanessa, posted an emotional tribute to their year-old daughter. Vanessa wrote, “My Gianna. God I miss you. Mommy is still and will ALWAYS be so proud of you, mamacita.” She shared photos and videos taken at Gigi’s middle school gymnasium assembly. They retired her number 2 jersey.
He won a scoring title in each number and scored 16, points repping No. When it came time to honor Bryant in the proper way, the Lakers decided no player in LA should ever wear either number again.
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Forgot Password? Username or Email. Can't recover, please submit a ticket. During the —07 season , Bryant was selected to his ninth All-Star Game appearance, and on February 18, he logged 31 points, 6 assists, and 6 steals, earning his second career All-Star Game MVP trophy.
The basis given for the suspension was that Bryant had performed an "unnatural motion" in swinging his arm backward. On March 16, Bryant scored a season-high 65 points in a home game against the Portland Trail Blazers , which helped end the Lakers 7-game losing streak.
This was the second-best scoring performance of his year career. Smith 's radio program, Bryant expressed anger over a Lakers "insider" who claimed that Bryant was responsible for Shaquille O'Neal 's departure from the team, and publicly stated, "I want to be traded.
On December 23, , Bryant became the youngest player 29 years, days to reach 20, points, in a game against the New York Knicks , in Madison Square Garden , after scoring 39 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 8 assists.
On March 28, Bryant scored a season-high 53 points to go with 10 rebounds in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite an injury to his shooting hand's small finger, described as "a complete tear of the radial collateral ligament , an avulsion fracture , and a volar plate injury at the MCP joint" that occurred in a game on February 5, , Bryant played all 82 games of the regular season instead of opting for surgery.
Regarding his injury, he stated, "I would prefer to delay any surgical procedure until after our Lakers season, and this summer's Olympic Games. But, this is an injury that myself [ sic ] and the Lakers' medical staff will just have to continue to monitor on a day-to-day basis.
I'm very proud to represent this organization, to represent this city. Stern stated, "Kobe deserved it. He's had just another great season.
Doesn't surprise me one bit. The Lakers concluded the —08 regular season with a 57—25 record, finishing first in the Western Conference and setting up themselves for a first-round contest against the Nuggets.
In Game 1, Bryant, who said he made himself a decoy through most of the game, scored 18 of his 32 points in the final eight minutes to keep Los Angeles safely ahead.
In the —09 season , the Lakers opened the campaign by winning their first seven games. He was selected to his 11th consecutive All-Star Game as a starter,  and was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for December and January in addition to being named Western Conference Player of the week three times.
In the playoffs , the Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz in five games and the Houston Rockets in seven games in the opening two rounds.
The Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in five games. During the —10 season , Bryant made six game-winning shots including a buzzer-beating , one-legged 3-pointer against the Miami Heat on December 4, Bryant suffered multiple injuries throughout the season and as a result, missed nine games.
The Lakers began the playoffs as the number one seed in the Western Conference against the Oklahoma City Thunder ,  eventually defeating them in six games.
In Game 2, Bryant finished the game with 13 assists, setting a new playoff career-high; it was the most assists by a Laker in the playoffs since Magic Johnson had 13 in Bryant wanted a sixth championship to match Jordan's total.
Bryant stated that he was open to discussing the matter with gay rights groups and wanted to appeal his fine. Bryant received experimental platelet-rich plasma therapy called Orthokine in Germany to treat the pain on his left knee and ankle,   and Mike Brown replaced the retired Jackson as coach of the Lakers in the off-season.
Bryant began the season playing with an injured wrist. In the last game of the regular season, against Sacramento, he chose not to go for a possible third NBA scoring title, having needed 38 points to surpass Kevin Durant.
On November 2, , Bryant scored 40 points with two steals, and he passed Magic Johnson 1, as the Lakers career leader in steals. However, the Lakers lost the game to the Clippers and started the season 0—3 for the first time in 34 years and just the fourth time in franchise history.
Bryant was leading the league in scoring through much of the first 42 games. He missed a triple-double in each game with nine rebounds twice and eight in the other.
With the Lakers fighting to secure the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference , coupled with injuries on the team, Bryant began playing almost all 48 minutes each game.
His injury came while he was playing seven consecutive quarters and at least 40 minutes for seven consecutive games.
The year-old Bryant was averaging his most minutes Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had spoken to Bryant about his extensive playing time 10 days earlier, but Bryant insisted the minutes needed to continue given the Lakers' playoff push.
However, The New York Times called his leading of the Lakers back into playoff contention "perhaps some of the finest work of his career.
Bryant's assists were the second-highest of his career and his field goal percentage was its highest since — Playing without Bryant, the Lakers were swept in four games by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.
Bryant resumed practicing in November , after the — season had already begun. On December 17, Bryant matched his season high of 21 points in a 96—92 win over Memphis, but he suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee that was expected to sideline him for six weeks.
Bryant did not feel he was deserving of the selection, and some likened it to a career achievement award for his past performance.
At the time, the team was 22—42 and tied for the worst record in the Western Conference. The Lakers finished 27—55 and missed the playoffs for the first time since Bryant returned for the —15 season , his 19th season with the Lakers,  who had replaced D'Antoni with Bryant's former Lakers teammate, Byron Scott.
After recovering to play in the —16 preseason,  Bryant suffered a calf injury and missed the final two weeks of exhibition games.
Bryant scored just four points in 25 minutes on 1-for shooting, matching the worst-shooting game of his career in which he attempted at least five shots.
On November 29, , Bryant announced via The Players' Tribune that he would be retiring at the end of the season.
My love for this city, this team and for each of you will never fade. Thank you for this incredible journey. At the time of his announcement, he was second on the team in minutes And I feel good about that", he said.
Bryant requested that opposing teams on the road not hold any on-court ceremonies in his honor or present him any gifts in public.
On February 3, Bryant made seven three-pointers and scored a then season-high 38 points, including 14 of the team's 18 points in the last of the game, for a — win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The win ended a game losing streak, and the Lakers averted establishing the longest losing streak in franchise history.
Having moved to small forward that season, Bryant was selected as a frontcourt starter for the first time. In the season finale on April 13, Bryant scored an NBA season-high 60 points against Utah in his last NBA game, outscoring the entire Jazz team 23—21 in the fourth quarter, in the Lakers' —96 victory.
Bryant declined to play in the Olympics because he was getting married in the off-season. Bryant's United States national team career finally began in Bryant averaged Bryant scored 20 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, along with six assists, as Team USA defeated Spain — in the gold medal game on August 24, , for its first gold medal in a worldwide competition since the Olympics.
Bryant rejoined the national team for the Summer Olympics. Bryant primarily played as a shooting guard. Bryant established a reputation for taking shots in the closing moments of tight games,    even when he was double or triple-teamed,  and was noted as one of the premier closers in the NBA.
When his shot is off, Kobe will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns. In addition to his abilities on offense, Bryant also established himself as a standout defensive player.
Bryant was also lauded for his work ethic. It was as if the other players were now his partners, not his personal spear-carriers. Source: .
Bryant was called "one of the greatest players in the history of our game" by NBA commissioner Adam Silver ,  and The New York Times wrote that he had "one of the most decorated careers in the history of the sport.
With career averages of He scored at least 50 points 24 times in his career, which is third in league history behind Jordan 31 and Chamberlain ;  six times Bryant scored at least He led the Lakers to two more championships in and , winning the Finals MVP award on both occasions.
Bryant was the youngest of three children. He grew up with two older sisters, Sharia and Shaya, and had a close relationship with them until his death.
In November , year-old Bryant met year-old Vanessa Laine while she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video "G'd Up".
The two began dating and became engaged six months later in May ,  while Laine was still a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach , California.
To avoid media scrutiny, she finished high school through independent study. Laila said Bryant "loved her too much for one".
They married on April 18, , at St. Bryant's parents were opposed to the marriage for a number of reasons.
Reportedly Bryant's parents had problems with him marrying so young, especially to a woman who was not African-American. The Bryants' first child was born in January Due to an ectopic pregnancy , Vanessa suffered a miscarriage in the spring of Bryant was a practicing Catholic.
He said his faith and a priest helped him through difficult times, such as the period following his accusation of rape.
A Catholic cantor said she was inspired by Bryant's faith, and the respect that he showed her. Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, received the Eucharist together just hours before they died.
Bryant was multilingual. He was fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. In , Bryant had a legal disagreement with an auction house over memorabilia from his early years that his mother had put up for auction.
However, Bryant's lawyers asked the auction house to return the items. Bryant's parents apologized to him for the misunderstanding in a written statement, and appreciated the financial support he had given them over the years.
In the summer of , the sheriff's office of Eagle, Colorado , arrested Bryant in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by a year-old hotel employee.
The accuser stated that Bryant raped her in his hotel room the night before Bryant was to have the procedure. Bryant admitted to an adulterous sexual encounter with his accuser but denied her sexual assault allegation.
The accusation tarnished Bryant's reputation, and the public's perception of him plummeted; his endorsement contracts with McDonald's and Nutella were terminated.
Sales for Bryant's replica jersey fell significantly. Afterward, Bryant agreed to apologize to her for the incident, including his public mea culpa :  .
Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did.
After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.
The accuser filed a separate lawsuit against Bryant, which the two sides settled privately. Many companies like McDonald's and Ferrero SpA terminated his contracts when rape allegations against him became public.
In a video promoting Nike's Hyperdunk shoes, Bryant appears to jump over a speeding Aston Martin. The stunt was considered to be fake, and the Los Angeles Times said a real stunt would probably be a violation of Bryant's Lakers contract.
However, it was not for anything basketball related; rather, it was about Bryant being a big fan of FC Barcelona.
On December 13, , Bryant signed a two-year endorsement deal with Turkey's national airline, Turkish Airlines. The deal involved Bryant being in a promotional film to be aired in over 80 countries in addition to his being used in digital, print and billboard advertising.
In the airline's latest commercial, the duo competes to win the attention of a young boy. The group was signed by Sony Entertainment , but the company's ultimate goal was to eliminate the group and have Bryant record on his own.
The label wanted to capitalize on Bryant's youth and NBA fame. Bryant even appeared on Lakers teammate O'Neal's Respect , starting the track "3 X's Dope", though Bryant's name was not listed on the credits.
Sony pushed Bryant from his roots of underground hip hop into a more radio-friendly sound. His debut album, Visions , was scheduled to release in the spring of Kobe also thanked his daughters, mentioning that even though they were born into a world of privilege, he will expect them to work hard in life.
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Kobe averaged Kobe played host with a point outburst — including 42 in the first half. Kobe was defiant. The media picked up his demeanor, as did players in the league.
There was a bench-clearing wrestling match between No. There was a throwing of hands that same year with teammate Samaki Walker.
The seeds of his discontent can be traced back to the summer before. As teammates celebrated and sprayed champagne after their second of three consecutive titles in — a legendary postseason in which the Lakers went — Kobe sat in a stall sobbing.
They disapproved of his marriage , leaving him and his parents at an emotional impasse — a constant narrative in his career.
The All-Star Game in Philadelphia was a reunion for rivals past and present. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier sat courtside , resolving decades of bitterness stemming from their iconic trilogy.
And there was Kobe, again, decked out in his patented No. As commissioner David Stern awarded Kobe his trophy, his second crowning achievement in his hometown in eight months, The City of Brotherly Love showered him with boos.
Weeks after his talk with Roberts, Kobe Bryant, at a hotel in Denver, would place his career, his marriage, his image and his freedom in grave peril.
This is what I do, this is the team I want to play for. A s Kobe Bryant set out to reconstruct himself as No.
His first year in the new number, the season, ended with the Lakers posting a record of while enduring their second consecutive first-round playoff exit.
Kobe was still Kobe, leading his team in scoring through all five games of the series against the Phoenix Suns.
Yet without a strong supporting cast, he and the Lakers found themselves in the basketball purgatory of a loaded Western Conference.
Trades never materialized. Bryant remained in Los Angeles. But on Feb. This trade with the Memphis Grizzlies gave Bryant a dominant big man for the first time since Shaq.
The Lakers returned to glory: a No. It was Feb. The Lakers at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks threw double-teams at him early, but instead of passing out of them, he simply began catching, firing and scoring.
On that February night in , No. Scoring 50, 60 points is something that he does. S haq — whose No. It was Karl Malone who wore No. It began the summer before: July In town for a knee operation, and staying at the Cordillera Lodge and Spa in Edwards, Colorado, Bryant was arrested on a felony sexual assault charge.
He vehemently stated that the encounter between him and the young woman who worked at the spa was consensual. The August preliminary hearing was incendiary.
Viewed as perhaps the best player ever. He drove the NBA in scoring during the —06 and —07 seasons. He kept on being among the top parts in the alliance through when he endured a torn Achilles ligament injury at age He subsequently endured season-finishing wounds to his knee and shoulder, separately, in the accompanying two seasons.
Referring to the physical decrease, Bryant resigned after the —16 season. One of the most well-known game figures in Lose Angeles and a superstar around the world, Bryant must be recognized by his fingerprints after his body was found in the earth outside the destruction of the chopper.