On this day in 1978, Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star,

15-time All-NBA talent and a 5-time NBA champion amongst other accolades over the course of his 20-year playing career. 

When you look back on NBA history, it is easy to point out one or two legends of the game that just absolutely dominated their generation 

In fact, you can refer to them by just their first name and you know exactly who they are. 

One of the greatest scorers, one of the greatest leaders and one of the main reasons today’s generation of stars are playing the game of basketball, 

Kobe Bryant was more than just a basketball player. 

On this day in 1978, Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three in his family.

Basketball was always in Kobe’s blood from the very moment he was born and after spending the vast majority of his life growing up in Italy 

Bryant’s family moved back to Philadelphia when he was 13-years-old. From that moment, his journey to basketball immortality began 

especially during his time at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore.