Father: Joe Bryant
Son's Stats: 29,484 PTS 25.4 PPG 5.3 RPG 4.7 APG 1.5 SPG, 1x MVP, 5x NBA Champion, 2x Finals MVP, 14x All-Star, 14x All-NBA, 12x NBA All-Defense, 2x Scoring Champion
Father's Stats: 5,252 PTS 8.7 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.7 APG 0.9 SPG
Jellybean Bryant left for Italy after playing an average eight-year stint in the NBA. That turned out to be a great move. He became a star in Europe which, in turn, helped his son Kobe out tremendously. There, a young Kobe developed his love for basketball and soccer. He grew up idolizing Mike D'Antoni as he watched him run the point on various Italian clubs. Fast forward to the future and Kobe is one of the best to ever pick up a basketball. He's a diabolical scorer with ice in his veins. Joe Bryant got the name "Jellybean" for his style of play, always bouncing around and scoring in bunches. His son plays the same way, but is more consistent and a better defender. Joe has coached in the WNBA, Japan, and Europe.