NBA legend who helped the Los Angeles Lakers achieve a championship threepeat in the 2000-2002 seasons.
He spent part of his youth playing soccer in Italy.
He became the all-time leading scorer in the Lakers' history as the team's shooting guard.
He married Vanessa Laine in 2001 and became a father two years later.
His career began as Michael Jordan's reign on the court was ending, and his game has been constantly compared to Jordan's.