On the Court With...Kobe Bryant (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T7.120328
Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. The son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean: Bryant, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could handle a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. At age eighteen he was given the chance to prove his stuff when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed he had the talent and the heart to make it in the pros.
Hardcover
Published on October 1, 2001 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756908027
ISBN-13: 9780756908027
8 Book Reviews
  • wesgal2021
    wesgal2021Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:44 am55 stars
    Can you imagine making 2000 shots per day? Can you imagine playing basketball for 10 hours a day at age 40? That is what Kobe Bryant did every day. In the biography Showboat, by Roland Lazenby it goes through his life stories and all of the challenges he faced. Kobe Bean Bryant was born in America, but his whole childhood he was raised in Italy. Kobe Bryant Played for the Los Angeles Lakers for his whole career. In my opinion, Kobe himself is his biggest enemy. He ruins the passing when he is in the game. Will he learn how to play as a team or will he get benched? Later in his career he was charged with some very serious crimes. The book is very descriptive and provides the reader with a good feel for what it is like to be Kobe Bryant. This book is for people that like to learn about people's lives. This book would probably be good for 7th grade and up.
    • basketballstar2
      basketballstar2Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:30 am44 stars
      bryant was a ball hog but he was a great nba star...
      • DL3Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:15 am
        KOBE is 38 years old now and a retired basketball player Kobe Bean Bryant is a laker for life 20 years of being a laker no one has done not even jordan and played for the bulls for 15 years and 6 rings kobe played 20 years for the lakers and got 5 rings
        • natenate
          natenateTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:31 am55 stars
          this book is awsome
          • yona123
            yona123Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:28 am
            My fav
            • jgandy
              jgandyWednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5:38 am
              Kobe is my favorite player
              • haddMonday, January 14, 2013 at 6:59 am
                This book iss a great book.Especially for athlete student's.This book/biography can tell a student on how to handle being a student athlete and kobe would be the best for that type of things.kobe is the best basketball player in the world so far. he was a educated scolar athlete who went to low merion high school is penssilvania which is by west phillidepiea.”kobe is a Mentor.”as it states in the text and I agree because from watching kobe Bryant talk on Pre-Game conferences and after game conferences he talk likes a great man. Other then when sometimes he curses but that’s when they are losing and he’s just keeping it 100.kobe was only 16 when he entered the NBA playing against Micheal Jordan and them and was dominating. Micheal Jordan is the 2nd best player ing the league we WAS Now he retired from baseball and basketball. He was a fonimanal all-around sports player player.kobe bryants wife name is Vanessa Bryant. In high school kobe went to his senior prom with Brandy the singer also known a Ray-J’S SISTER.Kobe Bryant is like a great role model for kids if you wanna be a basketball player look up to kobe he will lead u thereut this book.
                • wesgal2021
                  wesgal2021Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:34 am55 stars
                  I thought hat this review was good It was the perfect length Do you think that he was the Goat?