Bryant started playing basketball
Bryant started playing basketball when he was aged three, and the Lakers were his favorite team when he was growing up. Bryant's grandfather would mail him videos of NBA games for Bryant to study. At an early age, Bryant also learned to play soccer and his favorite team was A.C. Milan. While living in Reggio Emilia he began to play basketball in earnest. During summers, Bryant would come back to the United States to play in a basketball summer league.