He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons and ranks third on the league's all-time regular season scoring and fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The son of former NBA player Joe Bryant , Kobe Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania , where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the Slam Dunk Contest , and he was named an All-Star by his second season. In , Bryant was accused of sexual assault in Colorado , but the charges were eventually dropped, and a civil suit was settled out of court.