1996 by the charolette hornets, then traded to LA
Kobe Bryant was 18 when he played for the lakers
they both joined in the summer of 96
Kobe Bryant joined the NBA in 1996 as the third pick.
Kobe Bryant plays on the Los Angeles Lakers
In his rookie season, he didn't play a ton, but he wasn't ever a benchwarmer.
14,or 15, counting this year
Founded 1946 in the NBL (Joined NBA in 1948)Team HistoryDetroit Gems 1946-1947 Minneapolis Lakers 1947-1960 Los Angeles Lakers 1960-present
he was drafted by the lakers
Shaquille O'Neal was the center in the LA Lakers. With shaq and Kobe on their team, they won three championships in a row.