35 Kobe Bryant photos for his 35th birthday

Lakers player Kobe Bryant turns 35 today. Yahoo! Sports would like to wish Kobe a very happy birthday. To kick off the birthday festivities, we have collected 35 of our favorite photos of the 35-year-old NBA star.


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Happy birthday Kobe, now let's dive into these 35 photos!
Happy birthday Kobe, now let's dive into these 35 photos!
Happy birthday Kobe, now let's dive into these 35 photos!
Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (left) and guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 112-87. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn
Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (left) and guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 112-87. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Al
Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (left) and guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 112-87. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn
Kobe Bryant who was drafted number thirteen overall by the Charlotte Hornets and Steve Nash, drafted number fifteen overall by the Phoenix Suns greet each other during the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Ruthford, New Jersey.
Kobe Bryant who was drafted number thirteen overall by the Charlotte Hornets and Steve Nash, drafted number fifteen overall by the Phoenix Suns greet each other during the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Ruthford, New Jersey.
Kobe Bryant who was drafted number thirteen overall by the Charlotte Hornets and Steve Nash, drafted number fifteen overall by the Phoenix Suns greet each other during the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Ruthford, New Jersey.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers elevates for the dunk against Jason Thompson #34 of the Sacramento Kings on April 13, 2011 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers elevates for the dunk against Jason Thompson #34 of the Sacramento Kings on April 13, 2011 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers elevates for the dunk against Jason Thompson #34 of the Sacramento Kings on April 13, 2011 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California.
In this handout photo from Nike, USA Basketball team member Kobe Bryant wears the Nike HyperElite uniform made from recycled plastic bottles. (Photo by Nike via Getty Images)
In this handout photo from Nike, USA Basketball team member Kobe Bryant wears the Nike HyperElite uniform made from recycled plastic bottles. (Photo by Nike via Getty Images)
In this handout photo from Nike, USA Basketball team member Kobe Bryant wears the Nike HyperElite uniform made from recycled plastic bottles. (Photo by Nike via Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant looks to pass the ball during the McDonald''s All-American at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
31 Mar 1996: Kobe Bryant looks to pass the ball during the McDonald''s All-American at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Kobe Bryant looks to pass the ball during the McDonald''s All-American at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
The Boston Celtics trying out Kobe Bryant as coaches look on during practice at Brandeis University. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The Boston Celtics trying out Kobe Bryant as coaches look on during practice at Brandeis University. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The Boston Celtics trying out Kobe Bryant as coaches look on during practice at Brandeis University. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant kicks a soccer ball during half time of the Manchester United and Barcelona friendly match at FedExField on July 30, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant kicks a soccer ball during half time of the Manchester United and Barcelona friendly match at FedExField on July 30, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant kicks a soccer ball during half time of the Manchester United and Barcelona friendly match at FedExField on July 30, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (right) and guard Kobe Bryant confer during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 110-86. Mandatory Credit: J. D. Cuban
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (right) and guard Kobe Bryant confer during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 110-86. Mandatory Credit: J. D. Cu
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (right) and guard Kobe Bryant confer during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game, 110-86. Mandatory Credit: J. D. Cuban
The face of Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is shown in a video montage before a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Lakers at Staples Center on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
The face of Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is shown in a video montage before a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Lakers at Staples Center on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
The face of Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is shown in a video montage before a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Lakers at Staples Center on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before taking on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on March 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before taking on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on March 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before taking on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on March 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #10 of United States slam dunks against Nigeria in the first half during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #10 of United States slam dunks against Nigeria in the first half during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant #10 of United States slam dunks against Nigeria in the first half during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Magic Johnson laugh during the game against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Magic Johnson laugh during the game against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Magic Johnson laugh during the game against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Jerry West, GM, Kobe Bryant and Head Coach Del Harris (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
Jerry West, GM, Kobe Bryant and Head Coach Del Harris (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
Jerry West, GM, Kobe Bryant and Head Coach Del Harris (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on December 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bryant scored his 30,000th point in tonight's game making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his mask during a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on March 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his mask during a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on March 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his mask during a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on March 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tapes a television segment during Media Day at the Toyota Center on September 25, 2010 in El Segundo, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tapes a television segment during Media Day at the Toyota Center on September 25, 2010 in El Segundo, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers tapes a television segment during Media Day at the Toyota Center on September 25, 2010 in El Segundo, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers sgnals his offense as he controls the ball against against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 97-92.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers sgnals his offense as he controls the ball against against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 97-92.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers sgnals his offense as he controls the ball against against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 97-92.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rises for a dunk ahead if Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rises for a dunk ahead if Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rises for a dunk ahead if Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #10 of the U.S. Men's Senior National Team celebrates his birthday with his family, Nyla, Vanessa and Natalia during practice at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics on August 23, 2008 at the University of Beijing gymnasium in Beijing, China.
Kobe Bryant #10 of the U.S. Men's Senior National Team celebrates his birthday with his family, Nyla, Vanessa and Natalia during practice at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics on August 23, 2008 at the University of Beijing gymnasium in Beijing, China.
Kobe Bryant #10 of the U.S. Men's Senior National Team celebrates his birthday with his family, Nyla, Vanessa and Natalia during practice at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics on August 23, 2008 at the University of Beijing gymnasium in Beijing, China.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers greets teammate Pau Gasol #16 on the bench as their team plays against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers greets teammate Pau Gasol #16 on the bench as their team plays against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers greets teammate Pau Gasol #16 on the bench as their team plays against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 and Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate a game winning shot by Bryant during the game against the Miami Heat on December 4, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-107.
Kobe Bryant #24 and Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate a game winning shot by Bryant during the game against the Miami Heat on December 4, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-107
Kobe Bryant #24 and Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate a game winning shot by Bryant during the game against the Miami Heat on December 4, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-107.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates against the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates against the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates against the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks on a fast break against the New Orleans Hornets on March 6, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks on a fast break against the New Orleans Hornets on March 6, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks on a fast break against the New Orleans Hornets on March 6, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
First Round NBA draft pick Kobe Bryant poses for a photo. Circa 1996.
First Round NBA draft pick Kobe Bryant poses for a photo.
First Round NBA draft pick Kobe Bryant poses for a photo. Circa 1996.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the national anthem before taking on the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the national anthem before taking on the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the national anthem before taking on the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rests the ball between his head and the post during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rests the ball between his head and the post during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers rests the ball between his head and the post during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers awaits his introduction for a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers awaits his introduction for a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers awaits his introduction for a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant and his father pose for a portrait in 1996.
Kobe Bryant and his father pose for a portrait in 1996.
Kobe Bryant and his father pose for a portrait in 1996.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers pose for a photo during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on December 11, 2011 in El Segundo, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers pose for a photo during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on December 11, 2011 in El Segundo, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers pose for a photo during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on December 11, 2011 in El Segundo, California.

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