He was the youngest player to ever start an NBA game
Played his entire career with the LA Lakers winning five NBA championships with them
Was the first guard to be drafted straight out of high school by the NBA
Named after a famous Japanese steak. (seriously, folks!)
Son of a famous NBA player who carried the nickname “Jelly Bean”
Born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, PA
Spent most of his early years in Italy and is very fluent in Italian
A close, personal friend of Michael Jackson
Religiously wakes up at 4 a.m. every day to work out
Represented the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and won gold both times
Became the youngest player (34) in league history to reach 30,000 career points
If you guessed NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, congratulations! Photo description: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed basketball.
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