Biography of Kobe Bryant [NOOK Book]

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This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. Our best little books are 3,500-5,000 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

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Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional ...
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Overview

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. Our best little books are 3,500-5,000 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player. More specifically, he is a shooting guard (#24) for the Los Angeles Lakers and has been since 1996. Bryant is a great basketball player and some argue that hes one of the best that ever played. Over the span of time that Bryant has been with the Lakers, the team has gone on to win five championships. He is best known for his offensive skills but has also made his mark on the defensive side of basketball.

His career has included some scandal on and off the court. Most notably, Bryants ongoing sibling rivalry with Shaquille ONeal got pretty heated in the 2003-2004 season. That season ended with the Lakers losing the NBA Finals and ONeal leaving the Lakers. Bryant has also faced scandal in his marriage and personal life.

In 2003, Bryant was arrested based on allegations that he had sexually assaulted a 19 year old hotel employee. Bryant admitted to an adulterous affair with the woman but repeatedly denied sexually assaulting her. Despite the drama, Bryant continues to have a strong fan base and to perform well in the game.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jasmine Evans is a graduate of Princeton University who has been writing fiction and nonfiction on and off since the 8th grade. At Princeton, she majored in Sociology and minored in African-American Studies. She currently writes for two blogs--one about education and the other about job hunting. For fun, Jasmine likes to read, exercise, and play with her bunny Penelope.

Twitter: @JazzyTigress11

Website: jasminekevans.wordpress.com

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When Bryant started with the Lakers, he was incredibly excited. The Lakers had always been his favorite team and he had finally realized his dream to play in the NBA. Bryant played well during the Lakers summer league averaging 25 points a game. But due to a fractured left wrist and his relative inexperience, Bryant did not get much floor time during the first half of the 1996-1997 season.

The head coach, Del Harris, did not see a need to push Bryant too hard during those first several weeks.

Injuries plagued the Lakers that season. Bryant did not see too much floor time until March and April when the coach had little choice. Towards the end of the season, Bryant averaged about eight points a night.

The next season, Harris decided to have Bryant be the Lakers sixth man. Bryant and the team flourished with him in that role. They started the season with 11 victories. Despite this positive start, the Lakers did not have much success in the playoffs for the second season in a row. This theme repeated in Bryants third season as well.

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CHAPTER OUTLINE

Biography On Kobe Bryant
+ Introduction
+ Background and Upbringing
+ The Accomplishments of Kobe Bryant
+ Off the Court: Bryant’s Personal Life
+ ...and much more
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014301992
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,317,759
  • File size: 686 KB

Meet the Author

Jasmine Evans is a graduate of Princeton University and native of Chester, Pennsylvania. At Princeton, she majored in Sociology and had a minor in African-American Studies. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her bunny, Penelope.
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    Posted November 30, 2012

    Terible Not good

    First thing, the sample is way to short. But from the sample, he book tells about his life startkng at 2003, so it tells nothing about his early life. Overall, I think that this book is very inifective.

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