Found February 06, 2013 on Celtics Life:
I guess Kobe Bryant is feeling nostalgic as he's in the twilight of his career. Today he tweeted a picture we posted on this site a year ago (See more pics here). It's from his pre-draft workout back in 1996 with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics GM at the time, M.L. Carr, was very high on Kobe, but then M.L. traded up to the 6th pick (in what was unanimously considered a 6 player draft) and drafted Antoine Walker. At the time it was unheard of to draft a high school guard high in the draft. The Charlotte Hornets would go on to draft Kobe in a prearranged deal in the teens and trade him the the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac. In addition to getting to move up in the draft, M.L. Carr also secured an additional very valuable lottery pick from the Mavs in the following Tim Duncan draft(all for just Eric Montross). With two high lottery picks the Celtics still struck out in the Duncan sweepstakes and settled for Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer. I was actually just talking to ...
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