7. Kobe Bryant: The Incredible Basketball Star

Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player, who his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers. first joined the team as a 17-year-old teenager 1996. During the time, Bryant led the Lakers five National Basketball Association titles. The most recent was in 2010, when the Lakers beat their rival, the Boston Celtics. The Lakers also won western conference titles and eight Pacific Division titles Bryant's time.

The Lakers are one of the successful teams in the history of the NBA. have appeared in 31 championship finals, more than other teams in the league. The team has more regular season games than any other franchise. is clearly one of the premier NBA organizations, came into existence in 1946.

Before Bryant, the already had some of the most notable superstars league has ever known. Players such as George , Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Magic Johnson. had been central in establishing, and maintaining the of this great team. He is the latest, possible greatest of them all.

His individual statistics astounding. He is the youngest player ever to 30,000 points. He has been selected to the 's All Star team every year he has played, the exception of his rookie season. He has two Olympic Gold Medals in Basketball, leading the States Olympic titles in 2008 in Beijing, and the London games of 2012. In 2006, Bryant the 2nd player in the history of the to score more than 80 points in a game Only Chamberlain has scored more. He holds Laker individual records, including most seasons played, most Star selections, most points scored, and most playoff played.