Kobe came out of high school drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in He was picked behind Todd Fuller, Kerry Kittles, and Samaki Walker, and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Once again, the sun was shining on Los Angeles!
What if the Boston Celtics had drafted Kobe Bryant? "I would've tried to carry on [Larry] Bird's legacy," Bryant says without hesitation. I would've done it with a tremendous amount of pride and honor.