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

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.


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

Execs Expect Kobe Bryant To Have Limited NBA Options If He Leaves Lakers In 2016
One executive mentioned the Knicks and another brought up the Clippers as teams possibly interested in signing Kobe Bryant.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Lakers Considering Playing Kobe Bryant At Small Forward
Putting Kobe Bryant on the floor with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson makes his job easier.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

D'Angelo Russell: Kobe Told Me He Likes To Shoot
D'Angelo Russell has been assigned the locker next to Kobe Bryant in his first season with the Lakers.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Kobe Bryant Expects To Remain With Lakers If He Extends Career
Kobe Bryant is entering his 20th season with the Lakers, which is also the final season of his current contract.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Phil Jackson Expects Kobe Bryant To Play Beyond 2016
Phil Jackson believes Kobe Bryant will play beyond the current season even if it isn't with the Lakers.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Julius Randle Cites Kobe Bryant As Biggest Help Through Rehab Process
Kobe Bryant advised Julius Randle to remain patient during his rehab.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Scott Most Concerned By Figuring Out Kobe's Minutes
The biggest decision facing Byron Scott with Kobe Bryant this season is his playing time.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Kobe Bryant Cleared For All Basketball Activities
Kobe Bryant is recovering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Kobe Bryant Resumes On-Court Shooting
After undergoing surgery, Kobe Bryant was gradually able to get back into the gym.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant Could Still Play In 2016 Olympics
Kobe Bryant turns 37 later this month and had previously announced he didn't intend to play in Rio.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Kobe Believes Lakers Setup For Promising Future
Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers can make the playoffs while also being setup well long-term.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe: It's Tough To Make Decision On Retirement
Kobe Bryant is 36 and each of his past three seasons have ended due to injury.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Play Some Minutes At Power Forward
Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Lou Williams will receive a significant portion of the backcourt minutes, leaving Kobe Bryant at small forward and even power forward.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Kobe Bryant Expresses Interest In Ending Career With Barcelona
Kobe Bryant watched Barcelona's training session in Los Angeles on Monday.

Moses Llorens/AS.com

Lakers Won't Consider Fit With Kobe As Part Of Draft Selection Process
The Lakers own the second overall pick, which will go a long ways in helping the franchise rebuild.

Mark Median/Los Angeles Daily News

Kobe Bryant Hopes To Resume Basketball Activities In Next Month
Kobe Bryant was ruled out for the season in January with a torn rotator cuff.

Sean d'Oliveira/CBS Sports

Lakers Will Discuss Future With Kobe Bryant If He Wants To Play Beyond Next Season
The Lakers will discuss Kobe Bryant's future if he wants to continue playing.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Retire In 2016
Kobe Bryant will be in the final season of his current deal with the Lakers and will earn $25 million.

Sirius Radio (via Jesus Gomes/SB Nation)

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

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