Kobe Bryant joined the NBA in 1996 as the third pick.
Kobe Bryant was the 13th draft pick in 1996 to the Charolette Hornets, but was later traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vlade Divac was traded to the Hornets for Kobe Bean Bryant.
Kishor Selvathayalan was traded for Kobe Bryant in the year of 2006. Kishor was drafted first round 8th pick.
Kobe Bryant entered the draft right after high school in 1996, where he was the 13th overall pick by the Charolette Hornets.
Kobe got drafted in 1996 by the charlotte hornets as the 13th pick.
The Charlotte Hornets traded the rights to the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant, to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.
Charolete hornets 13th pick traded to lakers
he was a 3rd round pick in the '96 NBA draft