Over the past decade-plus, Kobe Bean Bryant has rapidly risen from high school stud to NBA All-Star to international superstar, and we’ve been there every step of the way. Need proof? Click through to see a bunch of the five-time champ’s SLAM covers, along with some dope photos we took at various points of his career. And for the most recent Kobe-covered issue, pick up SLAM 146, which is on newsstands nationwide right now.

Kobe at Lower Merion