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Kobe Bryant entered the NBA directly from high school, and was chosen as the 13th overall draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets. He was soon traded to the L.A. Lakers, where he has played for his entire career so far. He's a 5-time NBA champion, and one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the NBA.
Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the L.A. Lakers to three consecutive championships from 2000-2002, and O'Neal later desribed the two as "the greatest one-two punch" in the history of the NBA. However, the two never got along on a personal level, and O'Neal was traded from the Lakers after the 2003-2004 season.
Bryant became the youngest player to reach 30 000 points, is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers history, and fourth leading scorer in NBA history. He's a 1-time NBA MVP, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, 16-time NBA All Star, 4-time NBA All-Star MVP, 15-time NBA All-Team (11x first team, 2x second team, 2x third team), 12-time NBA All-Defensive (9x first team, 3x second team), and 2-time NBA scoring champion.
Bryant is considered one of the best players in NBA history, and a future Hall of Famer.