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Kobe Bryant


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.
1984 Moved to Italy, where he lived until 1992.
1996 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.

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