Who is Joe Bryant? Bio, Age, Wiki, Basketball, Net Worth, Dating, Height

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Facts of Joe Bryant

Full Name:Joe Bryant
Age:65 years 11 months
Birth Date:October 19, 1954
Lucky Number:11
Lucky Stone:Peridot
Lucky Color:Blue
Best Match for Marriage:Gemini
Birth Place:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status:Married
Husband / Wife Name:Pam Cox
Profession:Baseball player, Coach
Education:La Salle University
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 9 inches (2.06m)
Net Worth:$5 million
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Black
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Joe Bryant, also known as Jellybean, is an American retired professional basketball player and a current coach. Joe Bryant is the father of the late Kobe Bryant.

What is Joe Bryant Famous For?

  • Is an American retired professional basket player
  • Father of late Kobe Bryant

Joe Bryant: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity

He was born on 19th October 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe has not disclosed any information regarding his childhood and family. He keeps his personal life very private.

Education Details

He attended La Salle University and was drafted in the first round by the Golden State Warriors in 1975. Before the season started, though, Bryant was dealt with his hometown team, the Philadelphia 76ers, with whom he played for four seasons.

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All About Joe Bryant’s Career

Bryant’s 1976–77 Sixers team, featuring NBA all-stars Julius Erving, Doug Collins, and George McGinnis, reached the NBA finals, but eventually lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 4 games to 2. Bryant went back to the West Coast when he was traded by the 76ers to the San Diego Clippers, for whom he played from 1979 to 1982.

In the first game of the 1979–80 season at home in San Diego, Bryant slam dunked on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, however, despite that and a 46-point effort by Bryant’s Sixer/Clippers teammate World B. Free, the Lakers won the game off a game-winning skyhook by Abdul-Jabbar.

In 1983, after a final NBA season with the Houston Rockets, he made his way to Europe. Moreover, Joe played seven seasons with clubs of the Italian A1 League and the Italian A2 League in Italy. Likewise, he played with the Italian clubs AMG Sebastiani Rieti (1984–86), Viola Reggio Calabria (1986–87), and then Pistoia (1987–89) and finally for the Reggio Emilia (1989–91).

Till the age of 50, he continued to play and also appeared in several games for the Boston Frenzy of the fledgling American Basketball Association.

Joe Bryant and his son
Caption: Joe Bryant and his son (Source: YouTube)

Joe finished the 2007–08 season coaching the Tokyo Apache in Japan’s professional basketball league the Japanese BJ League.

On July 3, 2009, Bryant signed a contract with his first Italian club, Sebastiani Rieti.


In January 2012, Bryant became the coach of the Bangkok Cobras in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Also, he served as the head coach of Rizing Fukuoka of the bj league.

Joe Bryant: Net Worth, Salary

Bryant has an estimated net worth of around $5 million USD and the average salary of NBA basketball player is $7.7 million per year.

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Rumors and Controversies

Joe has been successful in keeping his personal life far from rumors and controversies.

Joe Bryant: Wife, Children, Marriage

Bryant married Pam Cox who is a socialite and sister to former NBA player Chubby Cox.

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Caption: Joe Bryant (Source: People)

The couple welcomed three children: two daughters Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant, and a son Kobe Bryant who is an NBA legend. Moreover, Joe is the grandfather of Kobe’s four daughters: Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant,  Natalia Diamante Bryant, and Capri Kobe Bryant.

Bryant’s son, Kobe Bryant, died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. He was an American professional basketball player who played with the Los Angeles Lakers. He died alongside eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.

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Caption: Joe Bryant (Source: GH Gossip)

Height, Weight, Eye Color

Bryant has a height of 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) tall weighing 185 lb (84 kg). Joe has black hair and black eyes.

Is Joe Bryant active on social media?

He is active on social media sites Instagram and Twitter. Joe has 7.8k followers on Instagram and 3.6k followers on Twitter.

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Did You know?

  • He is the father of late Kobe Bryant.
  • He coached the Japanese BJ League.