Bryant's had an amazing run, but Charlotte? Not so much
DEC 12, 2013 1:33p ET
Remember when Kobe Byrant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996?
Seemed like a great pick for the franchise.
Then he was traded to the Lakers just 15 days later and the Hornets later moved to New Orleans.
Well, a lot has happened since then. With Kobe and the Lakers playing the Bobcats in Charlotte on Saturday, we take a look back at how different the past 17 years have been for Kobe and the two NBA franchises that have called Charlotte home since that draft.