The worst NBA trades of all time

[post_page_title]Kobe Bryant (Hornets to Lakers)[/post_page_title]
Considered to be one of the most unbelievable trades of all time, the Charlotte Hornets drafted an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant out of high school in 1996, and traded him to the Lakers for veteran big man Vlade Divac on draft night.

Kobe Bryant (Hornets to Lakers)

Now, Divac was a very solid big man, and Kobe was a young kid who hadn’t proven himself – so it’s understandable. But Lakers GM Jerry West had a gut feeling about Kobe… and as we know, the risk he took eventually paid off, in true Black Mamba fashion. When Kobe lost his life in a tragic helicopter accident in January, 2020, basketball fans everywhere were in mourning.

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