Watch: Kobe Bryant — A Life In Pictures

Kid Reporter Isabel Gomez sat down with the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and basketball icon to chat about his celebrated career.
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It’s been 20 years since a high school kid from Philadelphia entered the NBA. Now, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is hanging it up for good. Bryant's final game is April 13, and what a career it has been. He won five NBA championships. He was named Finals MVP twice. He's an 18-time All-Star. And he led the league in scoring twice.

Kobe hit so many milestones in his long career — and he talked with SI Kids about them! I recently chatted with Bryant in Los Angeles to relive through photographs some of the pivotal (and fun!) moments that defined his basketball journey. 

For more from my conversation with Kobe Bryant, check out the May issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, on sale at the end of April!