Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa live in Newport Coast, California, as of 2013. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bryant moved to California in 1996 to play for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.
Kobe Bean Bryant is one of the highest-scoring basketball players, accumulating over 30,000 career points. Bryant joins legendary players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain in achieving this record. In addition to playing for the NBA, Kobe Bryant also played on the U.S.A. Basketball Men's Senior National team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, helping his team secure gold medals on both occasions. He is the son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.