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What if the Hornets never traded Kobe Bryant to the Lakers?

In the wake of Kobe Bryant wrapping up his Hall of Fame career with a scintillating, 60-point outburst reminiscent of yesteryear, it's fair to wonder how his career would have played out had he not been traded for Vlade Divac on the night of the 1996 NBA Draft. Fortunately, SB Nation knows how that alternate reality would have played out.