Why Were 12 Players Drafted Before Kobe Bryant? How Did Their Careers Turn Out?

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There were 12 players drafted before Kobe Bryant. How did that happen? And how did their careers turn out?


  1. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy

    21 hora atrás

    Real question why would Charlotte trade him to the Lakers!!!!

  2. Chris Buhl

    Chris Buhl

    23 horas atrás

    What is the Allen Iverson video you talk about called?

  3. Cuhh Plz

    Cuhh Plz

    3 dias atrás

    I only know bout shareef cuz he was an absolute nightmare on nba ballers phenom

  4. Manny Jhutty

    Manny Jhutty

    3 dias atrás

    Philly wouldn't have given Kobe the chance to blossom there.

  5. Dyanne Rocco Ilaria

    Dyanne Rocco Ilaria

    4 dias atrás

    Again, these vids are kinda dumb bc in 90s, not til 2001 was a HS player drafted #1. before, GMs went on skill and talent rather than potential. KG was first, he was drafted #5 by MINN, but was drafted after Joe Smith, Antonio McDyss, Jerry Stackhouse, and Rasheed Wallace. What did all those player have in common? Went to big universities, faced top level competition, performed. In 96, Kobe was drafted #13 and Jermaine O'Neal was drafted #17. O'Neal was on the bench with Blazers til he was traded to the Pacers. Kobe came off the bench his first year. But who was drafted before Kobe? AI, Camby, Abdur-Rahim, Marbury, Allen, A Walker, Lorenzen Wright, Kerry Kittles. Again, what they all have in common? at universities, faced top level competition, performed.

  6. Max Malten

    Max Malten

    5 dias atrás

    Marbury had a lot of off-court issues, depression and such things.

  7. Nate Cichocki

    Nate Cichocki

    6 dias atrás

    Only liking because THAT TRANSITION WAS SO SMOOTH

  8. Riley Black

    Riley Black

    7 dias atrás

    7:26 It worked because Kobe is a fucking lunatic

  9. Joy P

    Joy P

    8 dias atrás

    Favorite series you do!! 👍🏼

  10. Kevin Andrews

    Kevin Andrews

    8 dias atrás

    AI deserved the #1 spot regaurdless of how kobes mighty rings turned out AI proved himself in football and basketball in high school and then college; lol Kobe never proved himself in college AI was the most gifted of the 96 draft and possibly any draft.

  11. YoBobNJ


    9 dias atrás

    But what about Brady huh???

  12. Dyanne Rocco Ilaria

    Dyanne Rocco Ilaria

    9 dias atrás

    these vids are getting pretty dumb. Ok, the player (Kobe) became an all time great, but when he was drafted, he was an unknown. He wasnt LBJ, he came out 7 years before LBJ. Kobe didnt have all the media coverage and HS games televised.

  13. Jacob Robinson

    Jacob Robinson

    11 dias atrás

    Do 1 on Dirk

  14. Jaxk BoiiZ

    Jaxk BoiiZ

    11 dias atrás

    I definitely fast fowarded thru that raid crap

  15. allen ignacio

    allen ignacio

    12 dias atrás

    Kobe was really the catalyst for HS kids have bigtime potential. I'm if it wasn't for him maybe lots of players needs to go to college to make it to pros .. (Rule Was Changed Later on).

  16. Kabbage withak

    Kabbage withak

    13 dias atrás

    LeBron James 😜

  17. Camilo Espinoza

    Camilo Espinoza

    13 dias atrás

    SG players seem to be the hard choices, cuzz very few get the Kobe success...

  18. Tom Erickson

    Tom Erickson

    13 dias atrás

    I remember there was a lot of hype when Kobe was drafted. It turned out to be for real, but he wasn't even a starter on the Lakers his first year yet he was selected for the all star team.

  19. im zayron

    im zayron

    14 dias atrás

    I have vitaly's card

  20. Yutube SuspendedMyAccount

    Yutube SuspendedMyAccount

    14 dias atrás

    Lets not forget , seahawks threw the ball on 1 yard line....

  21. Nicholas Ruena

    Nicholas Ruena

    14 dias atrás

    Can you make a vid of 59 players drafted before Isaiah Thomas the 60th overall pick . that would be spectacular

  22. Mike909ism


    15 dias atrás

    Because they were stupid? Philly had scouts at most of Kobe’s high school games and trust, Kobe dominated and they still drafted Iverson. Not knocking Iverson, he was a bad dude but Kobe simply is a one of a kind talent. Philly cost themselves titles.

  23. parmelee23


    15 dias atrás

    Because he was a high school kid and nobody wants to bet their franchise on a teenager

  24. Richard Hiller

    Richard Hiller

    15 dias atrás

    Iverson's were the best shoe ever!

  25. Troy Gardenhire

    Troy Gardenhire

    16 dias atrás

    This are terrible games

  26. John Snakes

    John Snakes

    16 dias atrás

    What do you mean why? This is a dumb title for a video

  27. Curtis


    16 dias atrás

    Y'all playing Raid or what?

  28. Mr duck dogers

    Mr duck dogers

    17 dias atrás

    Why he dragging Iverson like that

  29. Seby Adala

    Seby Adala

    17 dias atrás

    u said durant instead of garnett

  30. Meek


    17 dias atrás

    For anyone curious about how Lorenzen Wright died, he was killed by his wife(with an accomplice i believe) for his 1 million dollar insurance policy

  31. S. Francis Williams

    S. Francis Williams

    18 dias atrás

    Difficult to think you are the GOAT when you were not even the best player on your own team when Shaq was there. Kobe delusion.

    • m h

      m h

      15 dias atrás

      Yes! Thank you. Finally someone speaking some truth.

  32. David Landis

    David Landis

    18 dias atrás

    Good vid. Shameless plug. 👎

  33. Scott Sharp

    Scott Sharp

    18 dias atrás

    nba is garbanzo beans, super weak sauce, kinda like Metallica, regardless of the previous body of work, ALL the emptiness of the soulless music (sports) ruins any supposed amazing work pre garbanzo beans and ZONE defense....curry sux, seriously sux gaybron is a gay porn star an forces it, forces it, forces it anden gets paid to FORCE IT.!. eat a dick



    19 dias atrás

    Kobe is NOT better than AI. Kobe had Shaq and Robert Horry.

    • George Periorellis

      George Periorellis

      18 dias atrás


  35. Alex Matthews

    Alex Matthews

    19 dias atrás

    Allen Iverson has always been great, diminishing role getting older whatever he a career 25 plus ppg player has 6ft tall

  36. Roderick Harper

    Roderick Harper

    19 dias atrás

    Antoine Walker was coming off a national championship. One of the most loaded teams in history. At least one of the best of the 90's

  37. Webster Rollack

    Webster Rollack

    19 dias atrás

    Memphis is down by 12 they put AI in the game AI makes 8 straight pts and coach pulls him... AI was not washed up they forced him out

  38. Duran Jensen

    Duran Jensen

    19 dias atrás

    How come Kobe Bryant didn't punch Reggie Miller in the face when he threw him in the stands?!!LOL

  39. Task Don

    Task Don

    19 dias atrás

    Why stop at Kobe? The next two picks were Peja Stojakovic and Steve Nash. Also, that draft year featured the first player ever to be cut as the first round draft choice: Travis Knight.

  40. Lance Derecho

    Lance Derecho

    19 dias atrás

    Fuck raid

  41. G Lyle

    G Lyle

    20 dias atrás

    13:12 riiiight! Yo I swear I adored Kobe and Shaq-but KG and Kobe?🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️that would’ve been the biggest dog matchup in history. But, considering their uniforms in the early 2010’s I’m glad it didn’t happen😂😂😂it sounds like a joke but half the reason I became a lakers fan was their jerseys🤷🏾‍♂️purple and gold were two of my favorite colors

  42. Curly Morris

    Curly Morris

    20 dias atrás

    I'm stunned that you didn't wrap this up with the fact that Kobe was actually traded by the Hornets after he was drafted.

  43. PrisonCipher


    20 dias atrás

    Iverson was a thug with great basketball skills....smh dumb fuck.

  44. dekarispp


    20 dias atrás

    Don’t ever disrespect A.I like that. Dislike.

    • Death Cea

      Death Cea

      19 dias atrás

      I was thinking the same thing. He didn't mention he is an HoF and he played over seas. Not to mention he is one of the best at his postilion.

  45. Dezz Epson41

    Dezz Epson41

    20 dias atrás

    You should make videos on who was drafted after these Stars & what happened.

  46. Den Ryan Montoya

    Den Ryan Montoya

    20 dias atrás

    What about manu ginobili?

  47. db Clyde

    db Clyde

    20 dias atrás

    Dude ima Philly fan from 8 years old I promise we wld never trade Kobe for Iverson his off the court problems made him relatable and more likeable in Philadelphia we truly love Iverson and Kobe he layed high school in Philly upper Marion and also how wld he have paired up with Vince ,Vince was drafted 98

  48. SlamClamBigelow


    21 dia atrás

    I thought there were 12 players taken before Kobe because the Hornets had the 13th overall pick and not the 1st.

  49. Jose Figueroa

    Jose Figueroa

    21 dia atrás

    I don't know what's worse getting punch by Kobe Bryant or getting drafted before Kobe Bryant.

  50. CJ Payne

    CJ Payne

    21 dia atrás

    Yo....just realized Antwan Walker started the Shimmy🔥🔥😦

  51. Ancient CS

    Ancient CS

    21 dia atrás

    Why was there a long ass game advertisement in this video? And was it really necessary?

  52. Dale Depue

    Dale Depue

    21 dia atrás

    Compare Iverson to Kobe first 5 years...after kobe gets real minutes...after the 2 year bench

  53. Lyricist Productions

    Lyricist Productions

    22 dias atrás

    The shark study worked because players like Stockton, iverson and miller were always moving and were aggressive like sharks

  54. April Anne De La Cruz

    April Anne De La Cruz

    22 dias atrás

    NBA deprived Kobe in many ways

  55. PeeJayTheGreat


    22 dias atrás

    AI is a former MVP, ROTY 11 time All-Star(MVP twice) 3x all nba FIRST team 3x all nba second team 1x all nba third team 4x scoring champion 3x steals leader PLEASE tell me how Ray Allen had a more successful individual career then him. #TheAnswer

    • PeeJayTheGreat


      22 dias atrás

      Sound like a team accolade to me 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Jason Jia

      Jason Jia

      22 dias atrás

      0 rings

  56. Samuel Magtibay

    Samuel Magtibay

    22 dias atrás

    paused at 19:32 can definitely see paul pierce is jealous

  57. Samuel Magtibay

    Samuel Magtibay

    22 dias atrás

    that's funny af, you could end up with kobe bryant, or you could end up with a guy punched by kobe bryant, hahaha

  58. PeeJayTheGreat


    22 dias atrás

    Chill with the A.I. disrespect

  59. Tajh Jones

    Tajh Jones

    23 dias atrás

    You gotta stop those long intros with advertisements bro

    • bigbodyrover


      16 dias atrás

      Fast forward this shit ain’t live lol

    • Gabriel Barr-Redmond

      Gabriel Barr-Redmond

      19 dias atrás

      Gotta get his money.

    • Kodak White

      Kodak White

      20 dias atrás

      Tajh Jones gtfo if you don’t like it

  60. Tyler Riley

    Tyler Riley

    23 dias atrás

    It was because Kobe wanted to play in a big market

  61. Michael Hill

    Michael Hill

    23 dias atrás

    He couldn't get off the bench behind Eddie Jones !

  62. Dersio Carter

    Dersio Carter

    23 dias atrás

    Dom I love your videos bro but correction TMac was drafted first, so they drafted Vince to pair him with TMAC not the other way around

    • Samuel Magtibay

      Samuel Magtibay

      22 dias atrás

      tmac and vince scenario was like harden in OKC, you trade him then Boom! just needs more opportunity

  63. Hebrew Thought

    Hebrew Thought

    23 dias atrás

    Shut up dude philly loves AI and AI is a NBA legend

  64. Justin Oneal

    Justin Oneal

    24 dias atrás

    A lot of teams passed on him because it was known he didn't wanna play for just any team and his trade value wasn't that high. Look what Charlotte got.......

  65. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man

    24 dias atrás

    The 1996 draft was wild man, Steve Nash went even later Ben Wallace wasn't even drafted

  66. Cad Chamberlain

    Cad Chamberlain

    24 dias atrás

    ngl that game looks fire

  67. BROB1141


    24 dias atrás

    @ 3 min you can see the top 6 who got drafted before kobe.

  68. Julius Ulit

    Julius Ulit

    24 dias atrás

    Iverson career late was so strange. Dropped off the cliff literally

  69. Tri Tip

    Tri Tip

    24 dias atrás

    Jerry West just sees true potential look at him at the GSW's roster right now he is part of the higher office of the warriors now look at where are they now; one of the best teams of this decade

  70. Tidwell1988


    24 dias atrás

    If u watched these players at the time u would see y they went b4 Kobe this just a keep my subscribers video

  71. C. Cosman

    C. Cosman

    25 dias atrás

    I must say Dom, this Why Were series is one of my favorites so far. Been a longtime fan. Keep it up

  72. Judah Mourneth

    Judah Mourneth

    25 dias atrás

    No Shaq no Phil he’s another ringless player.

    • samuel morrison

      samuel morrison

      24 dias atrás

      Exactly, imagine AI in LA and Kobe in Philly, the latter would have requested a trade an year later.

  73. GuyGamer217


    25 dias atrás

    Ironic how Iverson and Carmelo’s careers ended up so similar.

  74. Ambrocio Cabrera

    Ambrocio Cabrera

    25 dias atrás

    Im not hater of any player but if other player make by team star player they could be

  75. bee boo

    bee boo

    25 dias atrás

    Well maybe those 12 players KNEW how to fight with their "fists", not elbows :)

  76. Boy Bit-s Victoria

    Boy Bit-s Victoria

    25 dias atrás

    Jeez. Your ads suck

  77. A Happy Saints Fan

    A Happy Saints Fan

    25 dias atrás

    Why is he in a lakers jersey?

  78. Trey Nixen

    Trey Nixen

    25 dias atrás

    KG and Kobe... omg

  79. Ya Boi

    Ya Boi

    25 dias atrás

    Seahawks had it at the one and threw the ball

  80. LoFi Longshot

    LoFi Longshot

    25 dias atrás

    that pic of kobe in a celtics jersey is a cursed image and should never be shown. ever.

  81. YE13 BEAST

    YE13 BEAST

    25 dias atrás

    Image Kobe playing in Italy lol

  82. Wey Cool

    Wey Cool

    26 dias atrás

    Todd Fuller? Wow.. I have never heard of this guy! He was a real "screw up" by the Warriors. LOL I guess the real lesson for the NBA GMs is you have to look beyond the skillsets of an upcoming drafts. A few days of training camp and video tapes do not show much on "work ethics" and "attitudes" (just look at Iverson's attitudes issue). Kobe was young.. but he has immense attitude and "drive" to want to improve on his games. Look at Siakim and Middleton.. two players that are making a huge impact on their current team.. and both were playing G-league prior.

  83. Know 1squarter

    Know 1squarter

    26 dias atrás

    Kobe harder worker than Iverson. False..... but then again, we are takin bout practice.

  84. Tarrance Austin

    Tarrance Austin

    26 dias atrás

    You miss the Hornets

  85. Daunovan Ridge

    Daunovan Ridge

    26 dias atrás

    Raid kinda look fire

  86. kevin Moreland Fit

    kevin Moreland Fit

    26 dias atrás

    Kobe 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏿🙌🏾🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

  87. TNL Spider Gang

    TNL Spider Gang

    26 dias atrás

    Iverson top 5 sg Camby was that nigga Abdur rahim I don’t remember him Marbury was the deal Allen the best shooter Antoine walker fell quick Rip l Wright I don’t remember kittles Samaki walker bust Dampier eh Todd auto bust fuller Who tf the guy before Kobe

  88. Chronic Kiriz

    Chronic Kiriz

    26 dias atrás

    LeBron James: The 2k Cover Curse. Then again Giannis went god mode this season as cover but who knows

  89. K M

    K M

    26 dias atrás

    Hey Dom, any idea why I didn't get the epic character in Raid? I used your link.

  90. Gregorio Dontes

    Gregorio Dontes

    27 dias atrás

    Kobe and AI... one of them would have left Philadelphia...

  91. BeUnotATVrobot


    27 dias atrás

    Because brainwashed TV robots were making the decisions

  92. Robert Huston

    Robert Huston

    27 dias atrás

    What if. Lot of good players that year. I like reality.

  93. Max Meier

    Max Meier

    27 dias atrás

    Iverson always gets treated unfairly. It's underappreciated what it takes to take on guys who are in a higher weight and heightclass than you on a daily basis. He was no Muggsy Bogues, but to be as versatile as him and be able to take up some of the best that ever played at 6'0 (probably more like 5'10) deserves a medal.

  94. Kenny J. McBride

    Kenny J. McBride

    27 dias atrás

    Iverson will likely be a HOF but you sold him out like he did nothing right. 😒

    • Death Cea

      Death Cea

      19 dias atrás

      He was enshrined in 2016 into the HoF.

  95. Angus Johnson

    Angus Johnson

    27 dias atrás

    Dom2k makes the best videos imo, way better than Mike Korzemba(korzemba is basically just clickbait that pads the runtime of his videos), your content is efficient/uses every minute to the best of its ability and doesn't feel like a waste of time to watch

  96. Freddy Silva

    Freddy Silva

    27 dias atrás

    Trending 😎

  97. Isaiah Vasquez

    Isaiah Vasquez

    27 dias atrás

    Do a livestream where you watch a 12min quarter 2k game against 2 teams and just talk basketball through it all!

  98. Alexander Vincent Nabong

    Alexander Vincent Nabong

    27 dias atrás

    Why were 12 players selected before Karl Malone?

  99. timothy cross

    timothy cross

    27 dias atrás

    I came back to this video just to see that he is in fact trending as he said on Twitter. Congrats Dom!!

  100. VOLTEC


    27 dias atrás

    I know it's weird, but other than the Celtics, I really do not believe Kobe would've been as great at any other team. I know the man has intense drive, but really if the Bucks, Raptors or Grizzilies picked him up, he would've been stuck in teams with low playoffs contention and in a small market he wouldn't of had as many eyes. Sometimes greatness requires all eyes on you to push you to that level.

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