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Drafting, then trading, Kobe

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"@ningenito97: drafting kobe". The Hornets selected Kobe Bryant with the No. 13 overall pick in 1996 but he never played a minute in teal pinstripes. Charlotte traded Bryant to the Lakers for Vlade Divac two weeks later.