Kobe Bryant sent the Charlotte Hornets – the original ones, that are now the New Orleans Pelicans, not the Michael Jordan owned version that previously known as the Charlotte Bobcats – a shout out Tuesday on Instagram. Kobe thanked them for telling him they didn’t need him and trading him to the Lakers.
On this day 18yrs ago the hornets told me right after they drafted me that they had no use for me and were going to trade me. #thanku#Believe#usmnt#lakers#jwest#drbuss#letsGo#USA
We thank them too! The only problem I have with this, Kobe was drafted and traded on June 26, 1996. But we’re just going to roll with the emotion of the statement.