AUTHENTIC JERSEY LOS ANGELES LAKERS HOME 1996-97 KOBE BRYANT
- 100% polyester mesh body
- Twill logo, name and numbers
- Woven league, player name & year ID tag at bottom left hem.
The 1996 Draft class is known as one of the best rookie classes in NBA history, highlighted by one of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball. Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick, but was soon traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Center Vlade Divac. It was made public that the Hornets had no intentions of keeping Bryant when they drafted him, something he would use as motivation for the rest of his career. Bryant quickly made his mark in the league as a 18-year-old rookie by winning the Slam Dunk Contest.