|23 Aug 1978
||Kobe Bryant born, Philadelphia PA. He is named after a steak (his parents spotted the name on a menu, which actually refers to a city in Japan), and is the son of NBA basketball player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.
||Moved to Italy, where he lived until 1992.
||Picked 13th in the NBA draft, by the Charlotte Hornets. Youngest player ever to play in an NBA game (at 18 years, 2 months, 11 days.) Quickly traded to the Lakers.
|30 Jun 2003
||Rape allegedly occurs, Lodge & Spa, Edwards CO.
|1 Jul 2003
||Accuser reports alleged rape to the police.
|2 Jul 2003
||Provides DNA sample to Valley View Hospital.
|4 Jul 2003
||Booked, suspicion of felony sexual assault, false imprisonment.
|18 Jul 2003
||Charged with rape.
|9 Aug 2003
||Appears in court before Judge Frederick Gannett. The town is a media circus.