Though he boasted good grades and high SAT scores, Bryant decided to go straight to the NBA from high school.
He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft, and was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant said to reporters before Sunday night's game against Orlando, "The comments that [Malone] said, I don't know any man in this room that wouldn't be upset about that.
The past month, myself, my wife, [Malone's wife] Kay, we've had fun together.
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The following year, he announced his plan to retire after the 2015-16 NBA season.
“I’m happy with my life, and don’t need the drama of another man screwing my relationship up.
Maybe If Lebron’s name was dropped, I’d consider a change”.
When the family returned to Philadelphia in 1991, Bryant joined the Lower Merion High School basketball team, leading it to the state championships four years in a row.
With an eye on the NBA, he also started working out with the 76ers.