Kobe Bryant SG  #24

Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Born: Aug 23, 1978 (36 years old)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-6 (198cm)     Weight: 205 (93kg)

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

Kobe Bryant Pledges To Be Ready For 15-16 Season
Each of Kobe Bryant's past three seasons have ended due to injury.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Rondo: It's An Honor, Compliment For Kobe To Want To Play With Me
Rajon Rondo will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and Kobe Bryant seems to be interested in having him sign with the Lakers.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant: 2011 Lockout, CP3 Veto Was NBA Restricting Lakers
Kobe Bryant believes the 2011 NBA lockout was designed to limit the capacity for the Lakers to remain a title contender.

Chuck Klosterman/GQ

Kobe Hoping For 'Rebirth' Similar To Spurs
Kobe Bryant had a 17.4 PER in 35 games in 14-15.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

DeMarcus Cousins Named To West All-Star Team As Injury Replacement For Kobe
DeMarcus Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
Kobe Bryant has agreed to undergo surgery.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards
Kobe Bryant informed Michael Jordan several times he wanted to play for the Wizards.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Kobe Bryant Expected To Miss Remainder Of Season
Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the remainder of the 14-15 season with a torn rotator cuff.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters
Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant Suffers Torn Rotator Cuff
Preliminary results from the MRI reveal that Kobe Bryant has sustained a tear of the rotator cuff.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant Continuing To Recruit Rajon Rondo To Lakers
Kobe Bryant has already done a little recruiting on Rajon Rondo, who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Kobe Admits Retiring After Current Season Has Been Considered
Kobe Bryant is signed through the 15-16 season.

Bill Plaschke/Los Angeles Times

Kobe Would Comply If Lakers Request Him To Rest
Kobe Bryant has missed several games after playing heavy minutes earlier in the season.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Bryant To Return Against Suns After Three Games Off For Rest
Kobe Bryant will play on Sunday against the Suns after missing the past three games.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

LeBron James, Stephen Curry Lead First All-Star Game Voting
LeBron James is the overall leading vote getter for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game through the first round of voting, with 552,967 overall votes.

Lang Whitaker/NBA.com

Kobe Bryant Considers Sitting Out For Rest
Kobe Bryant also seemed to wrestle with the idea of missing a game.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Lin Understands Kobe's Game-Winner Attempts, But 'I Would Love To Shoot Some'
Kobe Bryant has now missed 12 consecutive potential tying or go-ahead shots in the final five seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe Unsure If Lakers Adding Superstar In 2016 Would Factor In Decision On Retirement
Kobe Bryant has been widely expected to retire when his current contract expires in 2016, but he was asked if the Lakers adding Kevin Durant or any other superstar player may cause him to reconsider.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Durant Strongly Refutes Notion Players Don't Want To Play With Kobe
Kevin Durant refuted the notion that players around the NBA don't want to play with Kobe Bryant.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Kobe: You Can't Get To Supreme Level Without Channeling Dark Side
Kobe Bryant acknowledged the difficulties of having the type of personality that strives to become one of the best ever as he passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Calls Teammates 'Soft Like Charmin' During Practice
The practice was the first by Kobe Bryant in several weeks.

Arash Markazi/ESPN

Byron Scott Considering Starting Kobe At Point Guard
Kobe Bryant played point guard for all but the final 34 seconds of the fourth quarter of the Lakers' win over the Kings.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Lakers Under Belief Kobe Won't Sign Another Deal After Two-Year Extension Expires
Kobe Bryant has reportedly left open the possibility of signing another deal in 2016.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Kobe Bryant Won't Rule Out Signing New Deal With Lakers In 2016
Kobe Bryant insists he's not chasing records and that he wants to put the Lakers back in a championship position.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Paul George 'Mortified' By Report He Didn't Want To Play With Kobe
Paul George had a $100 million max extension to remain with the contending Pacers and never considered the possibility of leaving that situation in 2013.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Have Never Seen Kobe So Patient With Teammates
The Lakers aren't playoff contenders and Kobe Bryant hates losing, but he doesn't hate this season or this team.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe Considers Hometown Discounts As 'Big Coup' For Owners
Kobe Bryant was not interested in taking a below market value with the Lakers.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Kobe Walks Back Negative Things He's Called Dwight
Kobe Bryant called Dwight Howard "soft" repeatedly in their game on opening night this season.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe: You're Crazy If You Think I Want To Shoot This Much At 36
Kobe Bryant scored 44 points on 34 shots from the field in the Lakers' loss on Sunday to the Golden State Warriors.

Dan Devine/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe 'Extremely Jealous' Of Spurs' Longevity Together
Kobe Bryant would love the opportunity to play another playoff series against the Spurs.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

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