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)

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

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 (United States)]

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KBTWOFOUR

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

Kobe Bryant News

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

Kobe Bryant Leaving Lakers 'Not Going To Happen'
Kobe Bryant also said he can't envision playing beyond the contract.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe Calls Dwight 'Soft' During Scuffle, 'Teddy Bear' After
A Lakers source said Kobe Bryant repeatedly called Dwight Howard "soft" during their altercation.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

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.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

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.

Henry Abbot/ESPN

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.

Chris Ballard/Sports Illustrated

Kobe Bryant Hopes Byron Scott Receives Lakers' Head Coaching Job
Kobe Bryant has maintained a close relationship with Byron Scott.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Kobe Bryant Places Health At 100 Percent
Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers are attempting to build a strong team.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

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.

Andy Katz/ESPN

Kobe On Considering Clippers In 2004: Was Sterling Willing To Spend?
Kobe Bryant met with Donald Sterling as a free agent in 2004.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Kobe Bryant To Intensify Workouts Next Week
Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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