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: 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 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

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

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