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Relive the greatest moments of Kobe’s 20-season career, year by year.
Over 19 years ago, Kobe Bryant entered the NBA in 1996 when the Charlotte Hornets took him with the 13th overall pick. After his trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations.
Throughout his illustrious career, Kobe has made 17 All-Star games, 11 All-NBA first teams, and 9 Defensive All-NBA first teams. He won 4 All-Star Game MVPs, 2 scoring titles, 2 Finals MVPs, and the 1997 Slam Dunk Championship. Most importantly, he won all five NBA titles with the Lakers.