Here’s a look at the life of former NBA player Kobe Bryant, who played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Personal: Birth date: August 23, 1978 Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Birth name: Kobe Bean Bryant Father: Joe Bryant, a professional basketball player Mother: Pam Bryant Marriage: Vanessa (Laine) Bryant (April 18, 2001-present) Children: Bianka, December 2016; Gianna, May 2006; Natalia, January 2003 Other Facts: Bryant is 6 feet, 6 inches tall. His parents named him after a type of steak. The beef is from a species of cattle, Wagyu, raised in the Kobe region of Japan. Bryant lived in Italy for eight years while his father played … Continue reading LEGEND: KOBE BRYANT


Pippen played high school basketball but stood just 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 metres) upon graduation. However, he had grown 2 inches (5 cm) by the time he entered the University of Central Arkansas, where he initially served as manager of the basketball team before earning a spot on the roster. By his senior year he was 6 feet 7 inches (2 metres) tall and was the team’s best player. In 1987 the Seattle SuperSonics selected Pippen in the first round of the NBA draft and traded him to Chicago. During his rookie season (1987–88), he became a regular in the Bulls’ lineup. Pippen … Continue reading LEGEND: SCOTTIE PIPPEN


NBA play-offs: Milwaukee Bucks beat Boston Celtics to make Eastern final The Milwaukee Bucks became the first team to reach the NBA’s Eastern Conference final as they earned a 4-1 series victory over the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo top-scored with 20 points as the Bucks won 116-91 on Wednesday to make the final four for the first time since 2001. They face the winner of the Toronto Raptors versus the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Raptors currently 3-2 ahead. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are one win from the Western final. Milwaukee, who had not won a play-off series against the … Continue reading NBA