Kobe Bryant’s legacy summed up in compilation video


There’s many questions we do not know the answers to about Kobe Bryant.

How will he return next season after a fractured left knee sidelined him for all but six games? Will Bryant ever win another NBA championship? Will he ever climb up again on the NBA’s all-time scoring list?

Even if those variables do not materialize, there is still plenty that we know about Bryant, which entails a storied legacy. Jumping from high school to the pros. Winning five NBA titles. Rising to fourth place on the league’s scoring list. Playing through endless injuries. Experiencing several on-and-off court adversities, including his feud with Shaquille O’Neal, Colorado, demanding a trade and channeling a balance so that his scoring talent does not hurt the team concept.

All of those challenges played out before the public eyes, and they were all issues Bryant eventually conquered. And the video above shows how Bryant’s 18-year NBA career took many turns for one exciting ride that still is not over.

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