they both joined in the summer of 96
Eddie Jones who was in his second season with the Lakers in 1995-1996. Jones moved to small forward after Kobe came to LA. Eddie was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in March, 1999.
They came from Minneapolis.
No, he came close once. Going to the NBA finals to lose to the Los Angelos Lakers with Kobe and Shaq.
Magic Johnson played for the Lakers his whole career he was number 5 on the Lakers all time leading scorers with 17707 points and a 19.5 ppg average until Kobe Bryant broke the all time record for Lakers scorers with 25,208 with a 28.33 ppg average on Feb. 1, 2010.
Kobe's goals are to win more championships for the los angles Lakers he is not worried about scoring unless he has to do it to win a championship. And if he wanted to be MVP he could no doubt . Like when in the beginning of the year when Pau was out he nailed 40 points or more in till Pau came back.
No, they did not. Even though it was pretty close. Johnson came back from his retirement, for a brief 32 game stint with the Lakers in the 1995-96 NBA season. However he retired for good at the end of that season; Just before Bryant was drafted and began his career with the Lakers in the 1996-97 NBA season.
No he was not traded to the lakers, the lakers signed him as a free agent afte rhis contract was up in Orlando, now he was traded to Miami tho, it was Gary payton, and shaq leaving L.A, and lamar odom coming in. with a draft pick or something... la was freeing up cap room. and actually alot of ppl talk about Kobe and shaq had problems, that why they couldn't be on the same team anymore... it is a fact that laker managment could afford the 2, and had to make a choice..
Dec. 19, 2009 when the lakers won their 11th straight game against the Timberwolves. he hurt his finger but later came back into the game and went 4-11 which one of those was a left handed hook shot from 17 ft.