Since high school graduation, Kobe Bryant has been a superstar basketball phenomenon. Not without its controversy, his career and life have been on full display for decades, but what about Kobe Bryant House? Until now, no one has seen much of it!
Where does Kobe Bryant live?
Kobe Bryant’s house is located in Orange County, California and has previously owned three homes in the same area.
But how much is Kobe Bryant’s house worth? Well, all three of his OC homes are said to total $18.8 million! He recently sold one of the homes though and raked in an impressive $6.1 million for it.
His main home though (worth $21.3 million) is pretty epic. The 15,760 square foot, 4-story property is hidden behind private gates and has a beautiful Mediterranean vibe. The surrounding grounds are stunning and include a large outdoor pool and living area. There’s an outdoor terrace with a comfortable seating area, complete with a barbeque and fire pit for a chilled out summer evening. Paved with terracotta and stone, the garden/yard area is covered in bright and beautiful plants and palm trees which gives it a tropical feel.
Inside the home is a bit of a mystery! Kobe and Vanessa had this home custom built so there aren’t even listing photos. However, our friends over at Variety dug up public records and discovered that the home has 4-stories plus a basement, a home gym, sauna and steam room, recreation room, and a home theater.
Where did Kobe grow up?
Kobe Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved overseas to Italy in 1984, where they spent 7 years. During his childhood in the European country, Kobe played of the Italian Basketball League and his talent was clear to see, but he also enjoyed playing soccer as a kid. After moving back across the pond in 1991, 14-year-old Kobe joined Lower Merion High School and their basketball team of course. He led the High School team to victory at the state championships during all four years that he played for the team. His eyes were always set on a future in the NBA, and so during his high school years, he started training and working closely with the 76ers.
Although Kobe was a smart child and achieved good grades despite being an avid basketball player, he decided college wasn’t the path for him, and instead went straight to the NBA. In 1996, he was the 13th pick in the draft and was chosen for the Charlotte Hornets, but was quickly transferred to the LA Lakers which is where his incredible career in the sport truly began.
How tall is Kobe Bryant?
Kobe is 6 ft 5 in. I mean, he was pretty much born to play basketball right?!
Who are Kobe Bryant’s parents?
Kobe was born to Pam and Joe Bryant. Joe is a former basketball player too, and played four seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers and later for the San Diego Clippers. After retiring as a player, Joe went on to become a coach for WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
Unfortunately, his relationship with his parents is strained. In 2013 it’s reported that his parents went behind his back to auction off some of his high-school memorabilia. Talking about the situation he said: “Our relationship is shit, I say [to them], ‘I’m going to buy you a very nice home, and the response is ‘That’s not good enough’? Then you’re selling my shit?”
How many teams has Kobe Bryant played for?
Just one team! He joined the LA Lakers in 1996, starting his impressive NBA career at the age of just 18. When he became a team member of the Lakers straight after finishing high school, he was the youngest player to ever join an NBA team! He didn’t go to college, but who needs college with a talent like Kobe’s!
Does Kobe Bryant have a gold medal?
Yes, and two of them! He played as part of Team USA in both 2008 (in Beijing) and 2012 (in London). He helped the American team win two gold medals in both of these Olympic games. In fact, Kobe has won five NBA championships and been awarded pretty much every award he could have received in his career which includes: NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Rookie Team, All NBA Team, NBA All-Defensive Team and so many more.
How did Kobe and Vanessa meet?
It’s a pretty cute love story actually. Vanessa was starring as an extra in a music video for the song ‘G’d Up’ by The Eastsidez, and Kobe just so happened to be in the same building at the same time filming his K.O.B.E video. The pair crossed paths during the day and sparks flew instantly. As soon as the couple’s relationship began, Vanessa was absolutely bombarded by paparazzi, and she was still in high school at the time.
She then found it very difficult to continue her education at a public school and was forced to finish high school via independent study. Once Vanessa finished high school, her and Kobe got married whilst she was just 19 and he was just 22 years old!
Is Kobe Bryant still married?
Vanessa did file for divorce in 2011 after the couple had been married for 10 years. She said it was for the reason of ‘irreconcilable differences’, however over the years of her marriage, Vanessa had been told of numerous affairs that Kobe has reportedly been involved in. Rumors flew that women included a Playboy model and a Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer. And one major bump in the road for the pair is when a hotel worker in Colorado reported that Kobe had sexually assaulted her. The charges were later dropped though after the woman did not testify any further. Of course getting together at such a young age and with their entire relationship on show, it’s difficult to remain a so-called ‘power couple’ all day every day.
However, in 2013 the divorce was called off and the pair decided to reconcile and work on their marriage. The news was announced via Vanessa’s Instagram page, where she wrote, “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.” Kobe also took to social media to share the news, and wrote on his Facebook page, “I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers!”
What does Kobe Bryant eat?
Before retiring, Kobe participated in some pretty intense and grueling workout routines and therefore needed to fuel his body with all the right foods to keep him going. According to Born To Workout, Kobe’s diet consists of the following: lots of protein including chicken, beans, cheese and Greek yogurt, complex carbs including quinoa and oats, fruits, green tea and lots of water.
In his 2012 season, the Lakers were assigned a new nutrition coach named Dr. Cate Shanahan who provided a fresh type of nutrition plan for the entire team. It was aptly named the PRO nutrition plan which stands for Performance, Recovery, and Orthogenesis. It consisted of fresh veg, fermented edibles (such as sauerkraut, grains, sprouts and Ezekiel bread), meat on the bone (rotisserie chicken), organ meats such as liver and at least 5-6 salads in one day!
How many cars does Kobe Bryant have?
Kobe has been seen to drive a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini, a Bentley Continental GT Coupe, a Bentley Azure, a Cadillac Escalade ESV, a 2011 Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid, and a Range Rover.
How much did Kobe Bryant make a year?
Kobe Bryant is used to earning millions of dollars per year. According to Forbes, the superstar athlete has made a total of $770 million throughout his crazy career, which includes his salary and endorsements.
LA times reported the following earnings that Kobe received per season at the Lakers: