Remembering Kobe Bryant on his 44th birthday: Top moments and earnings

Remembering Kobe Bryant on his 44th birthday: Top moments and earnings

On August 23, the Black Mamba Kobe Bryant would have turned 44  if he was still alive.

On January 26, 2022, a helicopter crash claimed the lives of Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Kobe won his first NBA championship in 2000 against the Indiana Pacers.

Kobe and the Lakers brought home two straight titles in 2001 and 2002 against the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.

He led the Lakers over Celtics for the fifth NBA championship in 2010.

Kobe has the second-highest-scoring game in NBA history with an 81-point masterclass against the Toronto Raptors.

His final game was the full Kobe experience with 50 shots and 60 points against the Utah Jazz.

Kobe was one of the highest-paid athletes in sports and earned millions from salary and endorsements.