Famous People Born in 1978
Basketball Player / 1978 -
Kobe Bryant is an NBA athlete who's one of the leading players in career points, having earned multiple championship rings. He has also won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. basketball team.
Brooke Ellison became a quadriplegic after she was struck by a car as a seventh-grader. In 2002, her inspirational life story was published in Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey.
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profile name: Kobe Bryant profile occupation: Basketball Player
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profile name: Usher profile occupation: Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Singer
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