Kobe Bean Bryant was a famous professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers Team. He was born on August 23rd, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, he passed away due to a helicopter crash on January 26th, 2020. Kobe died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and her friends.
They were on their way to a basketball game. Kobe’s legacy lives on forever in the hearts of everyone who admires him. Let us look at Kobe Bryant’s parents background, biographies, and siblings.
Kobe Bryant’s Parents Love Life
Not much information is given on how Joe and Pam Bryant met, only that in the year 1975, the two of them got married. At the time, Pam was only 21 years old. They have lived happily together and were blessed with three kids, two daughters, and a son.
Kobe Bryant Mother Pam Bryant Biography
Sam’s full name is Pamela Cox Bryant. She was born in 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Looking at her ethnic background, you’ll find that she is Afro-American.
Pam, who is 58, is an American socialite. She is also the sister to a former NBA player known as Chubby Cox.
Pam married Joe in a private ceremony when she was just 21 years old. Her whole family revolves around basketball, as she is also an aunt to John Cox, who is yet another professional basketball player.
Pam went to high school at Roxborough High before pursuing her bachelor’s degree in university. However, not much information is given on which university she studied at.
Pam and her husband are blessed with three children, two daughters and a son, Kobe. A lot of controversies arose between her and Kobe’s wife, Vanessa. They were not comfortable with Kobe marrying a non-Afro-American.
The conflict was so intense that Kobe filed a lawsuit against them when they tried to sell some of his memorabilia. Fortunately, they resolved their issues in time.
Kobe Bryant Father Joe Bryant Biography
Joseph Washington Bryant, popularly nicknamed the Jellybean, is also a professional athlete turned coach. Joe was born on October 19th, 1954.
He has played for various teams such as the Houston Rockets, The San Diego Clippers, and the Sixers. As a coach, he has managed the Los Angeles Sparks from 2005-to 2007 and later went to coach teams in Japan, Thailand, Italy, and other countries.
He got married to the love of his life, Pam Bryant, and started a lovely family of five with her.
Kobe Bryant was born with three children, two daughters and a son. Therefore, he was the only male child to his parents. His sisters’ names are Shaya Bryant (born on July 30th, 1977) and Sharia Bryant (born on March 19th, 1976.