Andrew Bynum 17
Yes Kobe was the youngest player in the NBA in 1996
NO, Kobe was, 17 years old
The Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bynum who at 17 years 244 days was the youngest player drafted and at 18 years, 6 days was the youngest to play in an NBA game (November 2, 2005)
Kobe Bryant at the age of 19
Derrick Favors is currently the youngest player in the NBA. Being born on July 15, 1991, he is the only 19 year old in the NBA.