Kobe Bryant is an elite NBA basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has helped lead the Lakers to win five championships, which ranks Bryant among the basketball players with the most championship rings in NBA history, trailing only the Bill Russell-led Celtics players, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Bulls, Kareem Abdul Jabber, and Robert Horry [a role player on various teams]. In addition, Bryant was part of the “redeem” team that captured the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing.
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Individually, Kobe Bryant has won a league MVP award and two NBA Finals MVP awards along with two scoring titles, 13 All-Star selections, and 9 All-NBA First Team selections. Unlike many top scorers, Bryant is also well known for his tenacity on the defensive end of the floor, helping him land on the All-Defensive First Team on 9 occasions.
Kobe Bryant: In His Own Words is a collection of quotes and sayings from Kobe Bryant on a number of topics ranging from leadership and motivation to tips on winning and being successful in the NBA and life.