科比•布莱恩特:黑曼巴是如何创造和使用财富的

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作者:Meredith Cash, Cork Gaines
译者:Mike
校对:Shiro&FangSir

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科比•布莱恩特和瓦妮莎•布莱恩特宣布他们的第四个孩子将诞生

尽管科比已经从NBA退役,并且他的薪水也不再是联盟榜首,但他也没有让自己闲下来

即使科比是一个工作狂,在之前的时间里他把自己的全部奉献到了篮球事业当中,但是退役之后的他开始找时间来享受自己场下生活的乐趣

科比曾经是NBA中薪水最高的,也是最引人注意的运动员。

即使科比是一个工作狂,并且在之前的时间里把自己的全部奉献到了篮球事业当中,但是退役之后的他开始找时间来享受自己场下生活的乐趣。除去收藏豪车,豪宅,甚至是直升机以外,黑曼巴还指导过很多的NBA球员,进行过科技,运动,和娱乐产业的投资,他甚至还拿下了奥斯卡奖。

毫无疑问,科比正按照他自己的方式来过日子,并且在当今潮流中做着他自己想做的事情。

让我们来近距离的看看科比如何使用他的财富的:

科比曾在费城的郊区上学,但他是在意大利长大的。他很喜欢意大利的车。他曾经走进过一家法拉利的专卖店并写下了一个价值32万9千美金的支票来购买一辆458跑车。他还拥有兰博基尼,路虎,宾利等豪车。

不过他还没有在比Waffle house更高级的餐厅用过餐。在2015年和他妻子去亚特兰大的时候,他们曾去过那里。

他的手上有三套房产,都坐落于加州的橘子镇,在2012年的总估价为1880万美金。这些房子距离他之前上班的地方——斯台普斯中心——还有一段距离。在2015年,科比出售了3套房子中的一套,售价为610万美金。

在进行主场比赛的时候,科比会乘坐自己的直升机前往赛场。他说这样的方法会节省时间,并且保证身体状态。在使用直升机上,他也很大方。他曾经把直升机借给队友史蒂夫•布莱克,让后者去看医生。

要知道在NBA中人们会以怪异穿着来显得自己很酷,不过科比早就这么干了。他之前为洛杉矶周报拍了一张很古怪的照片,他的队友慈世平评价道:“他是明星,他是科比。他可以做任何他想做的事情。”

在他年轻的时候,他也曾和这个联盟中最好的,最闪耀的的球员一起潇洒。不过在赛场上,科比的风格还是很老派的。

科比的职业生涯工资总和为3.23亿美金,在NBA中排名第二。在他前面的是凯文加内特,但是勒布朗•詹姆斯与他的距离也只剩几个赛季而已了。

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科比的斗志也是相当惊人,其中的一个方面就是他愿意把钱挂在嘴边。在2012年的美国国家队中,科比就曾挑战欧文,要和其进行一对一单挑,赌金为五万美金一场。

科比这么敢赌也是有本钱的。在其NBA生涯中,科比总共挣到的代言费有6.8亿美金之多,这其中就包括耐克,联想,帕尼尼,Hublot等其他知名品牌。

科比在2013那年成立的Kobe. Inc成为了很多传统体育品牌的竞争对手,他自己也正在向商人转型。这家公司的第一笔投资让它成为了运动饮料BodyArmor的股东,控股10%。在可口可乐收购了这家公司的大部分股权以后,科比最初六百万美元的投资已经升值到了两亿美金。

在2014年,科比花了580万美金为Kobe Inc.在纽波特海滩购购置了一栋房屋,作为公司的办公室。Kobe Inc.还和阿里巴巴进行合作,一起制作了科比的纪录片《Muse》,并在中国进行科比品牌的生产和推广。

在科比退役后不久,他就成立了科比工作室,这个工作室在之后被更名为Granity工作室,其宗旨为创造新的方式来讲述体育故事。

在2017年,由科比指导的动画短片《亲爱的篮球》获得了奥斯卡奖。

但并不是所有科比在娱乐方面的探险都取得了成功。科比也曾投身过说唱事业,甚至他还邀请了说唱MV导演届的泰斗级人物Hype Williams来拍摄科比首支单曲《K.O.B.E.》的MV。不过,外界对这首歌的评价一般,MV也没有对外公开。

做这首歌曲给科比带来的好处就是,他遇到了他的妻子——瓦妮莎。他们在2001年结婚,婚后育有3个女儿,第四个女儿也将在2019年出生。

但是科比的家庭生活也不是一帆风顺。

在2003年的7月,科比被指控强奸了一名女性。案发地在一家科罗拉多的酒店里,时间为科比接受右膝盖手术的前一天晚上。科比承认他与一位19岁的成人女性发生了性关系,但是在基于双方自愿的情况下。

在一个令人震惊的道歉会上,科比说道:我相信我们之间发生的事情是基于双方同意的前提下进行的。我认识到她现在看待事情的方法和我的方法是不一样的。经历了几个月的调查,再加上她律师的证词,以及她本人的证词,我意识到她并不认同那次相遇。

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尽管由于原告拒绝作证,检察官撤销了对科比的刑事诉讼,但是双方还是通过一份非公开的和解金达成了庭外和解。

如果科比离婚的话,他的损失可能会达到7500万美金,但是科比夫妇还是一同度过了难关,那个价值400万美金的8克拉紫色钻戒可能帮了不少忙。

到了科比快退役的时候, 他的丑闻已经成为了一个快被遗忘的事迹。而这位湖人队名宿也在享受自己的光辉生涯。

科比也已经展示出了他作为一个投资人的机敏。他会冷不丁地打电话给他周围的商人和企业家,去学习成功背后的秘密,而且亿万富翁Chris Sacca也成为了科比的导师。在Sacca给他布置完作业以后,科比就把他的那个专注度和斗志放在了投资上。

“在接下来的几个月中,我的手机在半夜没有停过。都是科比干的,他读文章,看推特,关注某一个人,研究ted演讲,和创业孵化器之类的东西。”Sacca说道。

这两个人的合作起源于一个由科比配音的作品,集数为13集,以此来纪念在1996年NBA选秀大会上在科比被选中之前的12名球员。

科比也和很多现役的运动员合作,比如詹姆斯哈登和 JuJu Smith-Schuster。他们一起建立了一个身体恢复机构,名字为运动的艺术。

当然,科比并没有让他自己与篮球脱轨。在ESPN+中,他通过节目《Detail》来分析现役的NBA和WNBA运动员、球队以及潮流。

在退役之后,他也担任起了导师的角色,指导了凯里•欧文,科怀•莱昂纳德,杰森•塔图姆,坎迪斯•帕克,拉塞尔•维斯布鲁克,以及卢卡•东契奇。

他把他的精力都投入到他的事业中:“如果人们认为我是一个活得比预期还要优秀的人的话,这对于我来说意味着很多。这说明我把自己所有的潜能都释放了出来。”

原文:

KOBE BRYANT: How the Black Mamba makes and spends his millions

Meredith Cash and Cork Gaines

• Kobe and Vanessa Bryant announced they are expecting their fourth child.

• Even though Bryant is retired from the NBA and no longer the highest-paid player, he is as busy as ever.

• While Kobe has an insane work ethic and has historically been completely consumed by basketball, he has found time to enjoy life and pursue ventures off of the court in his retirement.

Kobe Bryant was once the highest-paid and most electric player in the NBA.

While Kobe has an insane work ethic and has historically been completely consumed by basketball, he has found time to enjoy life and pursue ventures off of the court in his retirement. In addition to collecting beautiful houses, fancy cars, and even a helicopter, the Black Mamba has mentored up-and-coming NBA stars, invested in projects in tech, athletics, and entertainment, and even won an Oscar.

Needless to say, Bryant is living the life — saying and doing whatever he wants in an endlessly entertaining fashion.

Tony Manfred contributed to this report.

Let's take a closer look at how Kobe spends his millions:

He went to high school in the Philly suburbs, but he grew up in Italy. He loves Italian cars.

He once walked into a Ferrari dealership and wrote a $329,000 check for a 458 Italia.

He has owned a Lamborghini, a Bentley, and a Range Rover.

And yet, he's not above eating at Waffle House, as he did with his wife during a trip to Atlanta in 2015.

He owned three houses that were estimated to be worth $18.8 million in 2012. All of them are in Orange County, California, a lengthy drive from his former place of work at the Staples Center.

Kobe sold one of those houses in 2015 for $6.1 million.

Bryant had a helicopter that he typically took to home games. He says it saved him from sitting in traffic and kept his body fresh.

He has been pretty generous with his helicopter, too. He once let teammate Steve Blake use it to go to a doctor's appointment.

Kobe had a strange fashion phase before it was cool to wear strange fashion in the NBA. He appeared in an odd photo shoot for LA Weekly and teammate Metta World Peace (known as Ron Artest at the time) said, "He's a star. He's Kobe Bryant. He can do what he wants."

And in his younger days, Bryant partied with some of the best and brightest in the league.

But at games, he still kept things classy.

Kobe is the second-highest-paid NBA player ever, with $323 million in career salary. He trails only Kevin Garnett, but LeBron James is only a couple of seasons behind him.

Kobe has always had an incredible competitive fire, one where he is willing to put his money where his mouth is. With Team USA in 2012, he challenged Kyrie Irving to a $50,000 game of one-on-one.

He has long had the disposable income for outlandish bets. During his NBA career, Kobe made a whopping $680 million in endorsements with companies like Nike, Lenovo, Hublot, and Panini.

But Bryant started Kobe Inc. in 2013 to become more of a business partner as opposed to the more traditional athlete endorser. The company's first investment was a 10% stake in sports drink BodyArmor.

And after Coca-Cola purchased a majority stake in the company, his initial $6 million investment ballooned into $200 million in value.

In 2014, Kobe spent $5.8 million to purchase this building in Newport Beach to house the offices of Kobe Inc.

Kobe Inc. has also partnered with Alibaba to produce his documentary "Muse" and to produce and distribute Kobe-branded products in China.

Shortly after his retirement, Bryant also started production company Kobe Studios — which has since been rebranded as Granity Studios — with the goal of "creating new ways to tell stories around sports."

In 2017, Kobe's animated short film "Dear Basketball" won an Academy Award.

But not all of Kobe's entertainment ventures have been as successful. Kobe once went all in on a rap career, even enlisting heavyweight hip-hop video director Hype Williams to direct the video for Kobe's first single, "K.O.B.E." The song was not well-received and the video was never released.

One good thing came out of that song, as it was during the video shoot that he met his wife, Vanessa.

The couple married in 2001 and have three daughters together.

And they're expecting a fourth daughter in 2019.

But things haven't always been smooth sailing in the Bryant household.

In July of 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a woman in his Colorado hotel room the night before he was slated to have surgery on his right knee.

Bryant admitted to having an adulterous sexual encounter with the 19-year-old but claimed he viewed the incident as consensual.

In a stunning apology, Bryant said: "I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter."

Although prosecutors dropped a criminal trial against Bryant because his accuser refused to testify, the two sides settled for an undisclosed amount in a civil case that closed in 2005.

He was also reportedly set to lose $75 million in a divorce, but he and Vanessa worked things out.

An 8-karat purple diamond ring that cost Kobe a whopping $4 million may have had something to do with it.

By the time Bryant was set to retire, his scandal was treated like a distant memory and the Los Angeles Lakers legend enjoyed a glorious victory lap.

Bryant has since taken a keen interest in becoming an adroit businessman and investor.

Bryant cold-calls business people and entrepreneurs to learn more about them and the secrets to success.

And he's taken on a mentor in billionaire investor Chris Sacca.

After Sacca told Bryant to do his homework about the business world, Kobe channeled his obsessive, competitive spirit into learning more about investing.

"For the next few months my phone never stops buzzing in the middle of the night. It's Kobe, reading this article, checking out this tweet, following this guy, diving into this Ted Talk, diving into the Y Combinator Demo Day stuff," Sacca said.

The duo teamed up for a project Bryant dubbed 13, an homage to the 12 players selected before him in the 1996 NBA Draft.

He also teamed up with current professional stars like James Harden and JuJu Smith-Schuster to launch a body care company for athletes called Art of Sport.

Of course, Kobe hasn't let himself stray too far from the world of basketball. He analyzes current NBA and WNBA players, teams, and trends in Detail on ESPN+.

He's also mentoring several stars since retiring, including Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Luka Doncic, and Candace Parker.

He's put all of his energy into shaping his legacy: "To think of me as a person that’s overachieved, that would mean a lot to me. That means I put a lot of work in and squeezed every ounce of juice out of this orange that I could."

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