Kobe Bryant SG  #24

Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Born: Aug 23, 1978 (37 years old)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-6 (198cm)     Weight: 212 (96kg)

Hand: Right

Website: http://www.kb24.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KBTWOFOUR

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kobe

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Los Angeles Lakers)

Free Agent: UFA-2016

Current Agent: Rob Pelinka

Draft Entry: 1996 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 1996 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 13, Charlotte Hornets (1988)

Draft Rights Trade: CHA to LAL, Jul 11, 1996

Pre-Draft Team: Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania)

High School: Lower Merion High School [Ardmore, Pennsylvania]

Kobe Bryant News

Lakers Offered Kobe Bryant For LeBron James In 2007
The Cavaliers' front office remembers it as the only trade call with an offer for LeBron James.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Kobe Bryant On 38 Points: You've Seen It For 20 Damn Years
Ten years after scoring 81 points against Sam Mitchell's Raptors, Kobe Bryant scored 38 points against Mitchell's Wolves.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant: AAU 'Absolutely Horrible' For Basketball
Kobe Bryant believes younger players lack certain fundamentals.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Scores Five Points On 10-Year Anniversary Of Scoring 81
Kobe Bryant went 2-for-9 in 27 minutes in the Lakers' 108-95 loss to the Spurs.

Associated Press

Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony Get Final ASG Starter Spots
Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are the five starters for the Western Conference in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

RealGM Staff Report

LeBron, Durant, Kobe In Top-3 Of Highest Total Earnings
LeBron James has the most earning power of current NBA players with $71 million in combined player contract salary and endorsements.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Kobe Bryant Rules Himself Out Of 2016 Olympics
Kobe Bryant played for the United States in 2008 and 2012 in the Olympics.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Vitti Recommends Lakers Rest Kobe Bryant's Achilles Injury For 1-2 Weeks
Kobe Bryant said his Achilles was feeling better on Wednesday.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant Continues To Lead All-Star Game Voting In 2nd Returns
The current starters for the Western Conference are Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook.

RealGM Staff Report

Kupchak: Lakers' 15-16 Season About Celebrating Career Of Kobe Bryant
Mitch Kupchak admitted the Lakers' 15-16 season is more about honoring Kobe Bryant than developing their younger players.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Lakers May Retire Both No. 8, 24 For Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant won three titles wearing No. 8 and two more with No. 24 while also winning an MVP.

Kelly Dwyer/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe Bryant Misses 2nd Straight Game With Sore Shoulder
Kobe Bryant tore the rotator cuff in his shoulder in late January 2015 during a dunk in New Orleans.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Leads All Players In All-Star Voting
Kobe Bryant has received 719,235 votes.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Thoughts About Rethinking Retirement After 31-Point Game
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points in a 111-107 road win by the Lakers at the Nuggets.

Pat Graham/Associated Press

Kobe Bryant 'Would Have Loved To Play Overseas'
Kobe Bryant has fully ruled out playing overseas.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Silver: Kobe Bryant Deserves To Be In 2016 All-Star Game
Kobe Bryant is a 17-time NBA All-Star and has won the All-Star Game MVP on four separate occasions.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Byron Scott Told By Kobe Of Retirement Plans During Game
Kobe Bryant informed Byron Scott of his plans to retire during the middle of a game last Saturday.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Would Love To Play In 2016 Olympics
Kobe Bryant could be included on the roster similar to Jason Kidd's presence on the 2008 team at the age of 35.

Marc Stein/ESPN

LeBron: I Wanted To Be Just Like Kobe Bryant
LeBron James also regrets never being able to play against Bryant in The Finals.

Janis Carr/Orange County Register

Kupchak: Awkward For Kobe To Go Out With Young, Rebuilding Team
Mitch Kupchak admitted the Lakers haven't made his job easy at this stage of his career.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement At End Of Current Season
Kobe Bryant has announced he will retire at the end of the 15-16 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Benching Kobe Bryant 'Not An Option'
Kobe Bryant is averaging more field goal attempts per game (a team-high 16.4) than points (15.2).

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Has No Plans To Play Abroad
In the past, there has often been the notion that Kobe Bryant could spend a season playing in Italy after his NBA career concludes.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kobe Bryant 'Barely Standing Up' After Sunday's Game
Kobe Bryant won't play in the Lakers' next game.

AP

Kobe Bryant Insists He Won't Leave Lakers For Another NBA Team
Kobe Bryant isn't sure if he will retire after this current season.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Appreciates Being Held To Higher Standards Than Peers
Kobe Bryant is in the final season of his current contract with the Lakers and possibly his final season in the NBA.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe Bryant Excused From Practice For Being 'Really Angry' With Himself
Byron Scott said Kobe Bryant was told to just come back on Tuesday since he was "really angry" with himself.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant: I'm The 200th Best Player In The NBA Right Now
Kobe Bryant is now 13-for-36 on the season.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Kobe Bryant Sits Again With Leg Injury, Expected To Play In Opener
Kobe Bryant missed his third straight preseason game with a lower leg contusion on Thursday.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Finds No. 93 Ranking 'Silly'
Kobe Bryant was ranked No. 40 last season.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

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