The Most Interesting Facts About the Legendary Kobe Bryant

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Forever a Laker

Kobe spent 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he won five championships with them. Though he's a native Philadelphian, LA is easily where he feels the most at home. He's the only player to ever spend that many seasons with one consecutive team.

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He Almost Played With The Hornets

In 1996, Kobe was originally drafted to the Charlotte Hornets as the 13th draw in the first-round NBA draft. However, just two weeks after the pick was announced, Charlotte traded him to the Lakers in exchange for Vlade Divac in a pre-determined deal. The Hornets are probably sorry they did that now.

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