How Long Has Kobe Bryant Been in the NBA?


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As of 2014, Kobe Bryant has been a player in the NBA for 18 years. In 1996, he was drafted directly out of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. The 2014-15 season will be the 19th year for the shooting guard.

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How Long Has Kobe Bryant Been in the NBA?
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Kobe Bryant was selected with the 13th pick in 1996 NBA entrance draft. He was originally chosen by the Charlotte Hornets but was traded in a prearranged deal to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac. Bryant has won a total of five NBA championships with the Lakers. He holds a career average of 25.5 points per game and ranks as the 4th highest scorer in NBA history.

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