Your question: Did Kobe Bryant start his rookie year?

On Nov. 3, 1996, Kobe Bryant made his NBA debut in a 91-85 Los Angeles Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Coming off the bench, Bryant played only six minutes and recorded a rebound and a block. 18-year-old Kobe Bryant made his NBA debut 24 years ago today.

What year did Kobe become a starter?

As a rookie in 1996–97, Bryant mostly came off the bench behind guards Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel. At the time, he was the second-youngest player ever to play in an NBA game (18 years, 72 days) and also became the youngest NBA starter (18 years, 158 days).

What was Kobe’s rookie season?

Kobe Bryant averaged 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 71 games in his rookie season in 1996-97.

When did Michael Jordan retire?

Over the 19 years since beginning his professional basketball career, Jordan retired from the sport three times. He first retired in 1993 and again in 1998, then finally hung up his jersey for good in 2003.

How many times did Kobe lose in the first round?

Kobe Bryant lost in Game 3 of the 1997 First Round versus the Trail Blazers on April 30, 1997.

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What is a Kobe Bryant rookie card worth?

Below are the current SMR Price Guide value ranges for some of Kobe’s best rookie cards and some others that have been graded at the high end (8-10) by PSA (keep in mind the hot market means these prices may be obsolete by the time you read this): 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138: $400 – $3,000.

What year did Kobe win MVP?

Bryant was awarded the regular season’s Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in the 2007–08 season and led his team to the 2008 NBA Finals as the first seed in the Western Conference.

NBA career statistics.

Denotes seasons in which the Lakers won an NBA Championship
Bold Denotes career-highs

Was Shaq on Lakers before Kobe?

This season is most memorable when the Lakers signed free agent All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal to a seven-year, $120 million deal, and acquired high school basketball star Kobe Bryant from the Charlotte Hornets, who selected him with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA draft during the off-season.

How much did Kobe average in 2003?

11) 2003-04

Kobe averaged 24 points a game and made a third straight All-NBA team.

How many minutes did Kobe average?

Kobe has combined to average 36.6 minutes per game over the last 17 years, and he’s averaged under 36 just once since his sophomore season.

What age Kobe retire?

Kobe Bryant on retiring at age 35: “That’s still probab…

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Kobe Bryant on retiring at age 35: “That’s still probably accurate. When I’m 35 it will be my 18th year in the League, that’s a long time to be playing. That will be the last year of my contract… I’ don’t know.

Did LeBron retire?

The end of LeBron James’ career has been speculated, but the Lakers star recently put a timeline on his retirement in the “SmartLess” podcast with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett. It doesn’t sound like he’s stepping away any time soon. I truly hope that I can finish my career with the Lakers.

Did LeBron ever play Jordan?

Michael Jordan and LeBron James were teammates in 2003

One night, Jordan and the college kids he had at the camp played five-on-five, and James and MJ ended up on the same team. During an interview in May 2020, James told the story about being teammates with Jordan and how his team never lost a game.