Kobe Bryant

After a turbulent off-season in which he asked to be traded, guard <a href="http://topics.latimes.com/sports/people/kobe-bryant"><b>Kobe Bryant</b></a> led the Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference, averaging 28.3 points per game.<br>
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<b>Height:</b> 6-6<br>
<b>Weight:</b> 205 <br>
<b>Years pro:</b> 12 <br>
<b>High school:</b> Lower Merion (Pa.)<br>
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<b>Acquired:</b> In a 1996 trade with Charlotte for Vlade Divac after the Hornets took Bryant with the 13th pick in the draft.<br>
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<b>Claim to fame:</b> Bryant's 81-point game against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, is the second highest total in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100.<br>
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( Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / April 29, 2008 )

After a turbulent off-season in which he asked to be traded, guard Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference, averaging 28.3 points per game.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Years pro: 12
High school: Lower Merion (Pa.)

Acquired: In a 1996 trade with Charlotte for Vlade Divac after the Hornets took Bryant with the 13th pick in the draft.

Claim to fame: Bryant's 81-point game against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, is the second highest total in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100.

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