Lakers: The Showtime DPOY Who Worked Out Rookie Kobe Bryant – All Lakers
Posted on September 6, 2022
June 23rd, 1996 was a momentous date in Laker lore.
June 23rd was the day LA first worked out one Kobe Bean Bryant, then a star at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia who had taken Brandy to the prom. The 6’6″ shooting guard was primed to be a second-generation NBA talent as the son of journeyman forward Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, but no one had surmised the extent of his ceiling at the next level.