My Hero" Computer Science Project Website for
Crossroads Accelerated Academy at Meade
(School District of Philadelphia)
1601 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
by Zubair Moseley
Watch His E:60 and realize why he deserves to be my hero.
Why Kobe is a hero
Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He boasted good grades and high SAT scores, although Bryant decided to go straight to the NBA from high school. He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft, and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In his second season as point guard, with the Lakers, Bryant was voted a starter for the 1998 All-Star Game, becoming at 19 the youngest All-Star in NBA history.
After suffering a torn Achilles tendon in April 2013, Bryant worked hard to return to the court before fracturing his knee just six games into the 2013-14 season. The veteran All-Star surpassed Michael Jordan for third all time on the NBA scoring list in December 2014, but his season ended due to injury for the third straight year when he sustained a torn rotator cuff in January 2015. He never gave up.