As of 2014, Kobe Bryant had five basketball championship rings. These rings were achieved in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.Know More
Kobe Bryant plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He has remained on the same team for the entirety of his basketball career. Unlike many other basketball players, Kobe Bryant began to play for the NBA as soon as he was out of high school. He signed with the Lakers and, as of 2014, he has been with them since. Along with winning five national championships, Bryant has been an NBA All-Star player 16 times.
Bryant was raised in a family that was focused around basketball. His father was both a player and a coach of NBA teams. Bryant began playing basketball when he was around 3 years old. His father retired from the NBA and moved Bryant's family to Italy. Bryant learned to speak Italian and Spanish and became immersed in the Italian basketball culture, but he would always return to the United States during the summers to play for a summer basketball league. Bryant returned to the U.S. indefinitely in 1991 and began playing basketball with the NBA in 1996 after graduating high school.Learn More
Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal ("Shaq") won four championships during his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won three consecutive titles from 2000 to 2002 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He won his fourth and final title with the Miami Heat in 2006.Full Answer >
As of the end of the 2012-13 season, Kobe Bryant has won five NBA championships, all of them as a Los Angeles Laker. Bryant won his first NBA championship in the 1999-2000 season Finals, followed directly by two more consecutive championships. Bryant also won consecutive championships in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Finals.Full Answer >
As of March 2014, Tim Duncan has won four NBA Championship rings. Duncan led the San Antonio Spurs to titles in the 1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons.Full Answer >
Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname "Black Mamba" after he watched the "Kill Bill" movies and saw an assassin given the same nickname. Bryant liked the name because the black mamba snake is aggressive and agile, and this is how Bryant wanted to play in his games.Full Answer >