This is part of the unparalleled work ethic that made Kobe one of the greats.
On May of 1996, Kobe Bryant said in an interview: “I, Kobe Bryant…have decided to skip college and take my talents to the NBA.”
The precocious 17-year-old then fulfilled his work and became the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets were the ones to pick up the Lower Merion High School alumni.
However, on a day-trade, the Hornets dealt him to the Los Angeles Lakers, beginning the story of the myth, the only player with two jersey hung at Staples Center.
Over 20 years inside the NBA saw Bryant conquer 5 championships, over 33,500 scored points (the 3rd best of all-time), 18 all-stars selections and the 2007-08 regular season MVP.