FRESNO, California (KGPE) — Longtime Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant spent most of his career at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, however, he started his NBA career at Selland Arena in 1996.
Bryant, who was 18 at the time, scored 10 points in the preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks. In an AP report on the game, then teammate Shaquille O’Neal nicknamed Bryant as “Showboat” and said he was the future.
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