He was "relentless, curious and infinitely complicated" and leaves a lasting legacy not just for basketball, but for sports in general and the wider world. In this special edition from ESPN, learn more about the driven and supremely talented "Black Mamba," from the mentors who helped to shape him and from those who knew him best. Through stirring photography and exceptional storytelling, experience Kobe's remarkable career, retirement and the start of a life beyond basketball, which promised to be as dynamic as his life on the court. ESPN's most prolific voices share their "Kobe Moments," which shed more light on Kobe as an athlete, public figure, father and more.
This special edition is filled with powerful images and recollections of Kobe throughout the years, both on and off the hardwood that help trace a life of greatness cut short.