1996-1997 KOBE BRYANT AUTHENTIC MITCHELL AND NESS (AWAY PURPLE) JERSEY
100% polyester mesh body
Twill logo, name, and numbers
Gold embroidered NBA logo in celebration of the NBA 50th anniversary
Cold wash/line dry
Please refer to specific internal hangtag for additional details
After another standout season at Lower Merion High School and a McDonald′s All-American Award, Kobe Bryant opted to enter the NBA Draft - making him the sixth player in history right out of high school to do so. Following a last-minute trade by the Charlotte Hornets, the Lakers ended up with the inevitable Hall-of-Famer. Bryant would eventually become the youngest player to start in the NBA, as he consistently earned more playing time throughout the season and was even forced to take a commanding role as point-guard during the playoffs.