By Abrar Khan | Jan 27, 2022
Kobe Bryant scores 13 points to go along with highlight-reel dunks that would energize the crowd in the McDonald's All-American game on March 31, 1996, at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kobe Bryant wins the slam dunk contest as a rookie, as he soars for the dunk during the 1997 Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk Contest on February 8, 1997, at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NBAE via Getty Images
Kobe Bryant would go on to score 29 points to lead Lower Merion over Coatsville high school on February. 27, 1996, in the PIAA District 1 Class 4A Semis.
Kobe Bryant scores 28 points against the Indiana Pacers, as he soars to the basket in Game 4 of the Finals on June 14, 2000.
Kobe Bryant dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 39 points in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 19, 2001.
Kobe Bryant, left, celebrates his 48 point performance with Shaquille O'Neal in the 2001 Western Conference Finals after defeating the Sacramento Kings in Game 4 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento on May 14, 2001.
Kobe Bryant scores 36 points as he goes for a dunk against the New Jersey Nets during game 3 of the 2002 NBA Finals at the Continental Airlines Arena on June 9, 2002 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Kobe Bryant wins his first NBA Championship for the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 26 points, as he poses with the NBA Championship trophy after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 NBA Finals at First Union Center on June 15, 2001 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kobe Bryant goes strong to the hoop, as he would finish with 65 points against the Portland Trail Blazers to lead his Lakers to victory on March 16, 2007, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant takes a layup against Wilson Chandler, scoring 61 points, on February 2, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.