Bryant Draft Night 1996 after being Drafted by the ORIGINAL Charlotte Hornets Franchise (which the New Charlotte Franchise has regained it's name) which weeks later traded his rights to the Los Angeles Lakers (The Rest is History).
Kobe Bryant Press Conference Before the Los Angeles Lakers overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, head coach Flip Saunders talked to the media about almost selecting Kobe Bryant with the fifth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
It’s been a rough couple of seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers. Between a string of injuries to superstar Kobe Bryant and a franchise-worst record this past season, the NBA’s most storied team couldn’t catch a break.
"Im ready to let you go. I want you to know now so we both can savor every moment we have left together." Hit our bio link to read letter to basketball. (Photo by for The Players' Tribune.) by playerstribune
Kobe Bryant Trolls Charlotte Hornets on Twitter to Celebrate Name Change
Kobe came out of high school drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in He was picked behind Todd Fuller, Kerry Kittles, and Samaki Walker, and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Once again, the sun was shining on Los Angeles!