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Kobe Bryant  SG  24
Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Date Of Birth: Aug 23, 1978 (36 years old)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)
Nationality: United States
Height: 6-6 (198cm)      Weight: 205 (93kg)   
Current Agent: Rob Pelinka
Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Los Angeles Lakers)
Free Agent: UFA-2016

Draft Entry: 1996 NBA Draft
Early Entry Info: 1996 Early Entrant
Draft Rights Trade: CHA to LAL, Jul 11, 1996
Draft Rights Renounced: N/A
High School: Lower Merion High School [Ardmore, Pennsylvania (United States)]

Kobe Bryant News

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.

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.

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.

Kobe Bryant Calls Teammates 'Soft Like Charmin' During Practice

The practice was the first by Kobe Bryant in several weeks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kobe Considers Hometown Discounts As 'Big Coup' For Owners

Kobe Bryant was not interested in taking a below market value with the Lakers.

Kobe Walks Back Negative Things He's Called Dwight

Kobe Bryant called Dwight Howard "soft" repeatedly in their game on opening night this season.

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.

Kobe 'Extremely Jealous' Of Spurs' Longevity Together

Kobe Bryant would love the opportunity to play another playoff series against the Spurs.

Kobe Bryant Leaving Lakers 'Not Going To Happen'

Kobe Bryant also said he can't envision playing beyond the contract.

Kobe 'Extremely Loyal To Lakers', Not Considering Asking For Trade

Kobe Bryant makes $23.5 million this season and $25 million in the next, which would limit the Lakers' ability to trade him.

Kobe Calls Dwight 'Soft' During Scuffle, 'Teddy Bear' After

A Lakers source said Kobe Bryant repeatedly called Dwight Howard "soft" during their altercation.

Dwight Left Lakers 'For Myself', Not For Fear Of Kobe

Ahead ofthe Rockets' opening night game at the Lakers, Dwight Howard said his free agency decision in 2013 had nothing to do with Kobe Bryant.

Lakers' Annual Income From Local TV Deal Hinges On Ratings

It is believed that the Lakers continue to remain competitive and not rebuild entirely due to their local television deal.

GM: Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Value On Trade Market Due To $48.5M Contract

Kobe Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.

Kobe Bryant Hopes Byron Scott Receives Lakers' Head Coaching Job

Kobe Bryant has maintained a close relationship with Byron Scott.

Kobe Bryant Places Health At 100 Percent

Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers are attempting to build a strong team.

Lakers Will Consult With Kobe On Head Coach But He Won't Have Say

The Lakers will have an open line of communication with Kobe Bryant as they go through the process of selecting a new head coach, but he won't have a say in the decision.

Kobe On Considering Clippers In 2004: Was Sterling Willing To Spend?

Kobe Bryant met with Donald Sterling as a free agent in 2004.

Kobe 'Didn't Care About' D'Antoni's Departure, Seeks Active Role In Picking New Coach

Kobe Bryant said he doesn't want the Lakers to play favorites when it comes to picking its coach.

Kobe Bryant Begins Intense Six-Month Training Program

As he returns from a broken bone in his left lateral tibial plateau, Kobe Bryant has been cleared for running and shooting.

LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry Have NBA's Best-Selling Jerseys

LeBron James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week

Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting.

Kobe Envisions 'Great Potential' In Parker, Wiggins; Willing To Mentor Either Player

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have been expected to declare for the draft but neither has made a final decision.

Kobe Bryant Ruled Out For Remainder Of Season

Kobe Bryant is still recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.

Report: Kobe Bryant Wants Lakers To Replace Mike D'Antoni

Kobe Bryant has "no interest" in playing for Mike D'Antoni next season with the Lakers.
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