Kobe Bryant Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th December 2016

Fact: Retired basketball icon Kobe Bryant has become a father for the third time. The sportsman's wife, Vanessa, gave birth to another daughter earlier this week (begs05Dec16) in California, reports TMZ.com. The couple is also parents to girls Gianna, 10, and Natalia, 13. Kobe retired as a Los Angeles Lakers star earlier this year (16).

13th July 2016

Fact: Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa are expecting their third daughter. The sportsman, who was nicknamed the "Black Mamba" during his time on the basketball court, announced the happy news on Instagram on Tuesday (12Jul16). Sharing a snap of a baby onesie with "Baby Mamba" emblazoned on the chest, with a red glittery bow and a pair of tiny Nike Kobe sneakers, the 37-year-old wrote: "Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!! #Blessed #BabyMamba #Thankful."

21st January 2011

Fact: Basketball hero Kobe Bryant will become the first athlete to leave his handprints outside Los Angeles landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre when he becomes a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 19 February (11).

27th June 2010

Fact: Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton and basketball star Kobe Bryant cheered the U.S.A. on in the World Cup in South Africa on Saturday (26Jun10). The three celebrities were spotted among the crowd, but they failed to bring much luck - U.S.A. lost 2-1 to Ghana in extra time and were sent home. Jagger will be cheering for England when the national side tackle Germany on Sunday (27Jun10).

24th April 2008

Fact: Moviemaker and basketball fan Spike Lee trained 18 cameras on Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant during a recent game against Eva Longoria PARKER's husband Tony Parker and his Sann Antonio Spurs for an indepth new film about the hoops hero.

10th August 2007

Fact: Los Angeles Lakers basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is a huge Harry Potter fan.

9th May 2006

Quote: "Everybody is always sending me something, and I never say no. I make sure the price is reasonable. If they can't do it, we gonna work something out. I am the Kobe Bryant of hip-hop. I'm gonna get my 81 points this year." Rapper Lil Wayne isn't shy about his musical achievements.

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