APKobe Bryant.Kobe Bryant will play his final NBA game on Wednesday, wrapping up a 20-year career. But it all started with the 1996 NBA draft, one of the best drafts of all time.
In addition to producing Kobe, one of the greatest players ever, it also gave us one of the most entertaining players ever (Allen Iverson), and a host of future Hall of Famers.
In addition, three of the 10 highest-earning players of all time came out of the ’96 draft.
Today, many of these players are still involved in basketball in some way. But there’s also a math teacher, an ESPN analyst, and an ex-investment banker. Only one of them — Kobe — was still playing this season.