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Kobe Bryant (Aug. 23, 1978 - Jan. 26, 2020)

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Kobe displays his newly earned gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

Kobe Bryant (Aug. 23, 1978 - Jan. 26, 2020)

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Kobe getting taped for a USA practice in 2012 in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE)

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General Martin E. Dempsey, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kobe during the USA team's visit to Arlington National Cemetery on July 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kobe during the USA's exhibition game against Great Britain in Manchester, United Kingdom (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE)

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Kobe celebrated his 30th birthday with his family, (L-R) Nyla, Vanessa and Natalia during practice at the Beijing Olympics on August 23, 2008 (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe drives against Australia during the men's basketball quarterfinal game at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe Bryant speaks with the media during the USA's pre-Olympic press conference in London, England (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe and USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrate winning gold at the 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe poses for a portrait during the USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe and USA National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo during the team's visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe chat on the sideline during a pre-Olympic exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on July 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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Kobe during an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe and Russell Westbrook display their 2012 Olympic gold medals. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe was introduced as part of the USA National Team during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE)

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Kobe and LeBron James pose for a photo after defeating Spain 118-107 in the men's gold medal basketball game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe and U.S. head coach Mike Krzyzewski during training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe poses for a portrait during the USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe and Jason Kidd talk on the bench during a game against Spain at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe celebrates winning the men's gold-medal basketball game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe celebrates on th team bus winning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe celebrates winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe high fives his USA teammates during the quarterfinals game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe celerbates with his daughter Nyla after the men's gold-medal basketball game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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An elated Kobe celebrates afer the USA won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kobe proudly shows off his 2012 Olympic Games gold medal after the USA defeated Spain in London (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe speaks to the media at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the Main Press Center (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe lets his emotions show after winning the gold-medal basketball game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe during the national anthem before the start of the gold medal game against Spain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Kobe is introduced during an exhibition game against Great Britain in Manchester, England (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe and Dwyane Wade talk strategy during the men's semifinals basketball game against Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe scores on Andrew Bogut of Australia during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images)

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Kobe celebrates against Germany during the USA's preliminary game at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe throws down a dunk against Angola during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe study game film while the team travels to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe ices his feet after a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Kobe poses wearing his gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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2012 Olympic gold medalists (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe shows off his medal after defeating Argentina in the gold medal game of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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A fan shows his support for Kobe during a a pre-Olympic exhibition between Russia and the USA in Shanghai, China (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe mugs it up for the camera following practice in 2008 (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Kobe during the team's pre-Olympic press conference at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe and Jason Kidd pose on their way to the Opening Ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe during practice prior to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski watches Kobe during a team practice prior to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe was named the Toyota Player of the Game award after the USA defeated Russia 89-68 in a Pre-Olympic exhibition game in Shanghai, China (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Coach K fist pounds Kobe during the USA's exhibition game against the Canadian National Team in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe ready to D it up against Canada during the 2008 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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2102 Olymic gold medalists (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe waves to the crowd during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Kobe after a USA practice in 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Kobe and coach Mike Kryzewski during practice in 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe during a 2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team practice in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Kobe leads the USA Basketball Nationa Team during training camp in 2008 (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe at Rockefeller Center in New York City during the USA Basketball National Team Media Tour (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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D Wade and Kobe during practice in 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe takes the court prior to the USA-Spain gold medal game at the 2012 Olympics (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe stands during the national anthem during the semifinals of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE)

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Coach K and Kobe speak by the bench during the USA-Argentina second round game of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE)

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Kobe arrives at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to the USA's game versus Puerto Rico during the second round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe soars for a dunk against Canada during the first round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE)

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USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo and Kobe chat during the USA's media tour in 2008 at Rockefeller Center in New York City (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe getting treatment before the USA's game against the U.S. Virgin Islands during the first round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

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Kobe smiles during the USA National Team's training camp in 2007 (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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LeBron James and Kobe stretching before practice at the 2007 USA National Team training camp (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe signs autographs during the USA's 2007 training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe and head coach K talk to the media during the 2008 USA Basketball International Challenge in Shanghai, China (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe, Andre Iguodala and Deron Williams stand for the National Anthem during the gold medal game at the London 2012 Olympic Game (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE)

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Kobe puts his shoes on prior to facing Puerto Rico in the semifinals of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE)

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Jason Kidd, Kobe and Michael Redd smile during the medal ceremony of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

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Kobe poses for photos during the national team training camp in 2007 (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE)

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Kobe and LeBron James celebrates after a win against Australia during the 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kobe and LeBron James lead the USA on the floor prior to the game against France at the London Olympic Games (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE)

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Kobe and USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski talking during practice at Palau Sant Jordi Arena in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE)

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Kobe poses in 2007 for a portrait at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE)

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Kobe's first USA Basketball involvement was with the 2007 USA Olympic Qualifying Team that finished 10-0 to claim gold and qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Kobe collected the first of two Olympic gold medals with the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

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The 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team at Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE)

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Kobe earned his second Olympic gold media in 2012 at the London Summer Games.

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Kobe earned his second Olympic gold media in 2012 at the London Summer Games.

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