Bryant, Kobe 1996/97 RC Rookie Card Checklist

Kobe Bryant
Born: August 23, 1978
High School: Lower Merion
Drafted: Hornets 1st Round #13 (1996)

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Kobe originally was drafted by the Hornets – and was traded late on draft day to the Lakers

Kobe Bryant wore the jersey number 8 for the first part of career before switching to #24

Bryant came directly to the NBA from High School which is not allowed under current NBA rules.

Kobe’s father, Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant played in the NBA and internationally.

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