Its Kobe Bryants 40th birthday today and what better way to celebrate one of the best NBA players than to take a look back at some of his best plays.
Kobe was the youngest player to enter the NBA league at the time and has made records ever since. Not only has he won two Olympic gold medals for men's basketball, but the retired player has also won an Academy Award for best short animated film, "Dear Basketball." In an Instagram post, Kobe pats himself on the back for defying the looks of his age. The guy still appears to be in great shape and although he probably couldn't keep up with the NBA anymore, he certainly looks the part.
In that same post, Kobe tells us that the next ten years should be something to witness. That may be hard to follow up considering his last 10 years on and off the court have been something epic. Let's look back at his top 10 plays over the span of his 20-year career.