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I Still Love This Game

Aug 3, 2018

What would have happened if the Hornets were not interested in Vlade in the 96 draft, and wanted to keep their pick? They had never worked out Bryant prior to selecting him, so simply saying he'd go to the Hornets doesn't work either. It's entirely possible that Kobe slips all the way to the Knicks as future all-stars in Peja, Steve Nash and Jermaine O'Neal were taken after Bryant. In this episode, I take a closer look into what the league would have looked like with Kobe in New York, and if he would have won a championship in the Mecca of basketball, and how dramatically NBA history is changed.