For instance, the majority of people probably are aware that Kobe Bryant is one of the all-time top scorers. But did you know that he has actually outscored Michael Jordan in terms of points?

After spotting the pricey and well-known Japanese steak cut on a menu, Kobe's father gave him the name Kobe.

With the Los Angeles Lakers, where he spent all 20 years of his career, Kobe Bryant won five titles. He was the first NBA player to play for a single team for 20 seasons

Kobe Bryant and Sony Entertainment released the song "K.O.B.E" in January 2000. He rapped in it, expressing his enthusiasm for "basketball, rhythms, and broads."

Kobe learned to speak Italian fluently throughout his early years after spending a lot of years there

Kobe developed a passion for both the culture and game of soccer while growing up in Italy. At the park, he participated in many pick-up games, first as a goalie and later as a midfielder

Having won five NBA championships, Kobe Bryant. Only Derek Fisher, Michael Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Magic Johnson have more rings than the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a single game against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006. Wilt Chamberlain was the only player to ever score more points in a single game

The first guard ever selected by the NBA right out of high school was Kobe. Kobe Bryant won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1997, making him the contest's youngest ever victor

With 33,643 career points, Kobe Bryant retired as the Laker with the fourth-highest scoring average in NBA history