Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978. He made his NBA debut in 1996 and has played with the Los Angeles Lakers since then.
The MVP Award is given to the best performing player each basketball season. It is also known as the Maurice Podoloff NBA Basketball Trophy. It was first awarded in 1955 to Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks. Maurice Podoloff was the first president of the NBA.The current NBA trophy was designed by Marc Mellon.Learn more about Basketball