【#英语资源# 导语】科比可谓是篮球界的传奇人物,即使不是篮球迷都能知道他的诸多成就。下面是由©《无★忧考★网》整理了关于科比的励志文章英文,希望大家喜欢!


The Fabulous Life of Kobe Bryant 科比的奢华生活

Kobe Bryant is the highest paid player in the NBA, and the third-highest earning player in league history.


Throughout his 17-year NBA career, Kobe has amassed a number of cars, toys, and houses, and he currently has $150 million in assets.


He went to high school in the Philly suburbs, but he grew up in Italy. He loves Italian cars.


He walked into a Ferrari dealership last year and wrote a $329,000 check for a 458 Italia.

他上一年在法拉利经销商用32.9万支票买下了法拉利458 Italia。

He also owns a Lamborghini, Bentley, and Range Rover.


He owns three houses worth $18.8 million. All of them are in Orange County, CA, a lengthy drive from the Staples Center.


Luckily, he has a helicopter that he takes to home games. He says it saves him from sitting in traffic, and keeps his body fresh.


He’s pretty generous with his helicopter too. He can casually give a teammate a ride to a doctor’s appointment in his personal helicopter.


He also makes $28 million a year off of endorsement deals with companies like Nike and Sprite.


He bought his wife a $4 million ring after his sex scandal. It was an eight-karat purple diamond.


He was reportedly set to lose $75 million in a divorce last year. But he and his wife Vanessa are working things out.


In recent years, Kobe has marched to the beat of his own drum. After he appeared in an odd photoshoot for LA Weekly, teammate Ron Artest said, “He’s a star. He’s Kobe Bryant. He can do what he wants.”


He has gotten in on the NBA outrageous fashion trend, but keeps it classier than some other players.


This summer he challenged Kyrie Irving to a $50,000 game of one-on-one.


He says he will only play two more years. He is due $30 million next season, and could become the highest-earning NBA player ever if he outlasts Kevin Garnett.



Kobe Bryant's growing road


Kobe Bryant first started turning heads on the basketball court when he was in middle school.


His talents dominated the game so much that high schools from all over the Philadelphia areawatched him grow up.


The almost six-foot tall seventh grader definitely had the make-up and genes for the game, ashis dad was former NBA forward, Joe Bryant.


Kobe developed his basketball skills under the watchful eye of his father, helping his mission tobecome a professional basketball player.


He worked daily on his game, watching video, playing in the playgrounds and listening to hisfather.


When he entered high school at Lower Marion in Philadelphia, Kobe was a highly touted recruit.


He proved that he had the skills and work ethic to be a star at the next level and the scoutsnoticed this.


Kobe didn't let anybody down either, as he played on the varsity basketball team his freshmanyear.


He wouldn't immediately be a superstar, though. Rather it was the countless hours of earlymorning workouts by himself in the gymnasium that escalated Kobe's talents.


Kobe became a better player every year he played at Lower Marion and soon enough, he haddeveloped into one of the premier talents at the high school level.


He sold out the games everywhere he played during his junior and senior years and he didn'tdisappoint anyone.


He once packed the school gym so much that it caused a traffic jam on the main highway justoutside the school.


He went on to finish his high school career as the all-time leading point scorer in Pennsylvaniahistory with a total of 2, 883 points.


Kobe's highly decorated high school career made him the 13th overall choice by the CharlotteHornets in the 1996 NBA draft.




When the buzzer sounded to end San Antonio's 109-87 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, guard Kobe Bryant trotted toward the scorer's table, with Gregg Popovich meeting him halfway.


The two embraced for a few seconds. Then Popovich whispered something into Bryant's ear that made him laugh.


While the San Antonio Spurs coach declined to share details of the conversation, saying "absolutely not" when asked to do so, perhaps the usually gruff Popovich wants to cherish the bittersweet moment for himself, as fans watched one of the very last battles between Bryant and Tim Duncan, two of the greatest players of their generation.


For Bryant and Duncan though, Friday's matchup wasn't much different than the others have been for nearly two decades: lots of trash-talking.


"He's a smartass like me," Bryant said of Duncan after the game. "He's just a little more quiet about it. But we share a great deal of sarcastic remarks. It's still the same over the years; still the same smartass stuff.


"San Antonio has forced us to be our absolute best whenever we played against them. We constantly think about them throughout the course of the year and are always looking at what they are doing and how they are playing. We have had some epic battles."


The matchup Friday night didn't qualify as such. Together, Duncan and Bryant scored a total of 17 points and combined for 10 rebounds.


Bryant said at last, "I love coming here. I know San Antonio about as well as I know Los Angeles. It's kind of like my home away from home."