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lakers4sho
12-07-2012, 12:45 AM
??

bucketss
12-07-2012, 12:46 AM
13

DumDum
12-07-2012, 12:47 AM
22

JordansBulls
12-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Coming out of high school like in 1996 or how he was let's say by his 2nd year NBA?

seikou8
12-07-2012, 12:50 AM
undrafted

LAKERMANIA
12-07-2012, 12:50 AM
Coming out of high school like in 1996 or how he was let's say by his 2nd year NBA?

I'm guessing coming out of high school like in 96..

If that's the case I'd say somewhere around 5-15

KB-Pau-DH2012
12-07-2012, 12:51 AM
3rd behind Bron and Darko.

lakers4sho
12-07-2012, 12:51 AM
Coming out of high school like in 1996 or how he was let's say by his 2nd year NBA?

out of hs

KB-Pau-DH2012
12-07-2012, 12:52 AM
You know why this thread makes no sense....


Because Kobe began his career as the backup singer to Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel. He will be the player that he always was his first 3 yrs in the league.

Sota4Ever
12-07-2012, 12:54 AM
26th pick

C-Style
12-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Coming out of high school like in 1996 or how he was let's say by his 2nd year NBA?

Only reason he was drafted 13 was because in 96 players coming out of high school was not a popular thing, specially for guards. But it in 03 it was really popular thanks to the Garnett's, O'neil's, Kobe's and T-mac's who paved the way for Lebron and others.

GunFactor187
12-07-2012, 01:02 AM
oOo...if only...

1. Cavs - Kobe
2. Pistons - LeBron

:D :D :D

el hidalgo
12-07-2012, 01:04 AM
You know why this thread makes no sense....


Because Kobe began his career as the backup singer to Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel. He will be the player that he always was his first 3 yrs in the league.

This joke is even better the 17th time

LAKERMANIA
12-07-2012, 01:06 AM
This joke is even better the 17th time
Your jokes are better the 217th time

amos1er
12-07-2012, 01:06 AM
This joke is even better the 17th time

Dude, do you really need two user names??? Isn't one of you bad enough. :(

b@llhog24
12-07-2012, 01:11 AM
Depends on the criteria. If we're talking about ability/impact wise. He'd be the third best player if we're talking peak wise who came out that draft, But I doubt I'll take him over Wade because of Wade's possible lack of longevity. So he'd be second after Bron.

3RDASYSTEM
12-07-2012, 01:31 AM
Coming out of high school like in 1996 or how he was let's say by his 2nd year NBA?

Whats the diff from being a backupguard avg 7ppg or being a backup guard in 98(2nd yr) as a backupguard avg 15ppg?

Still gotta respect the JETER of the NBA, nice long career

mrblisterdundee
12-07-2012, 01:59 AM
This thread doesn't make any sense. If he was in the 2003 draft, he would have had to have gone to college. Then his place in the draft would depend on how good he was in college.

Hawkeye15
12-07-2012, 02:10 AM
um, at best, #2, though I think he may have fallen to #3 due to Detroit's ineptitude.

lakers4sho
12-07-2012, 02:12 AM
This thread doesn't make any sense. If he was in the 2003 draft, he would have had to have gone to college. Then his place in the draft would depend on how good he was in college.

actually, he'd be 3 years removed from college and putting up 55 points per game in europe :rolleyes:

so which one of us doesn't make any sense now? :rolleyes:

sep11ie
12-07-2012, 02:13 AM
Wnba

GunFactor187
12-07-2012, 02:21 AM
um, at best, #2, though I think he may have fallen to #3 due to Detroit's ineptitude.

I thought you were a fan... :(

Money_23
12-07-2012, 11:21 AM
24th pick by the Lakers.

ManRam
12-07-2012, 11:23 AM
I have no idea.

Gram
12-07-2012, 11:29 AM
I have no idea.

Avenged
12-07-2012, 11:52 AM
I have no idea.

Hawkeye15
12-07-2012, 11:54 AM
I thought you were a fan... :(

haha, not of Dumars 2003 draft...

mightybosstone
12-07-2012, 12:11 PM
If we're talking about coming straight out of high school, it's maybe in the 6-10 range at best. People need to remember that Lebron was the definite can't miss prospect, Darko was the European big man with a huge ceiling, Melo just came off of leading Syracuse to a title and both Bosh and Wade were men among boys in college. Kobe wasn't even a top 10 pick in his own draft. And while the 96 draft was pretty great, it's not quite as prolific as 2003 in terms of the top tier talent.

Mcdoh
12-07-2012, 12:25 PM
it doesn't matter he will still be the same player he is.. :D

naps
12-07-2012, 12:36 PM
He goes undrafted.

ManRam
12-07-2012, 12:37 PM
I guess all I can really interject without being wildly speculative about a weird question, is that while drafting HS players wasn't quite as taboo as it was in the 90s, it still was a bit in 2003. This was especially true with, for example, Kwame and Eddy struggling in their first two years. LeBron was considered a once-in-a-lifetime prospect, something that Kobe wasn't ever. Who knows how different that would have been if Kobe's HS career took place 7 years later, but it was what it was. HS players were seen as more of a gamble (maybe rightfully so) in the 90s compared to the mid 2000s. I don't see how at the time he would have been drafted over the top 3. Darius Miles wasn't living up to hype. Jonathan Bender was basically already a bust. And so on...

Really up until 2003 KG and Kobe himself were the only exception to the rule. JO and T-Mac weren't top 5 picks, but they were a few of the other HS players that had success. After those 4, I don't remember other HS success stories.

So yeah, I don't think Kobe (not really knowing the reality of his HS hype...I was too young) would have been given a chance at the top 5. But who knows?