Did Kobe Bryant earn a college degree?

Bryant opted to forgo college and declared himself eligible for the NBA draft when he graduated from high school. The Charlotte Hornets chose him with the 13th pick of the 1996 draft. He was traded to the Lakers shortly thereafter and became the second youngest NBA player in history when the 1996–97 season opened.

Did Kobe ever get a college degree?

“Kobe doesn’t have a college degree, and you can only go to so many business meetings.” Bryant famously eschewed the collegiate ranks, opting instead to jump straight from Lower Merion High School to the NBA.

Did Kobe not go to college?

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant skipped college when that was an option for high schoolers and entered the NBA draft in 1996. The outspoken 15-time All-Star is not exactly a fan of the NCAA.

Did Michael Jordan go to college?

In 1996, two notable players made the jump from high school to the NBA. The first was Kobe Bryant, selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick of the NBA draft, but traded almost immediately to the Los Angeles Lakers. The second was Jermaine O’Neal, selected by the Trail Blazers with the 17th pick.

Where was Kobe Bryant committed to college?

What If Kobe Bryant Had Gone To College? How the sports world would be different. We decided to look at the domino effect the decision would have had on college hoops and the NBA starting with what would have been his commitment to the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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What college did Larry Bird go to?

Larry Bird starred at Indiana State University before joining the NBA’s Boston Celtics in 1979.

How many years did Jordan go to college?

Michael Jordan

Charlotte Hornets
College North Carolina (1981–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1984–1993, 1995–1998, 2001–2003

Did Michael Jordan’s sons play college basketball?

College. Marcus Jordan played college basketball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. During his freshman year, UCF was in the final year of a five-year contract with Adidas, but Jordan insisted on wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes out of loyalty to his father.