As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, and he was named an All-Star by his second season.Despite a feud between them, Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002.
Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed.
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He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers.
Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team.
Arlington County police found the body of Bonnie Black after they were called to the home when a passerby spotted Black's pajama-clad 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in the yard.