25 May 2007
The Hornets drew #13 in the NBA draft lottery, which prompted this observation from Ron Hitley:
So we got the expected 13th pick. Last time the Hornets selected at that spot we ended up with a guy called Kobe Bryant. For a minute.
It's true. Kobe, however, saw his future in L.A., and Lakers GM Jerry West gave starting center Vlade Divac to the Bees to get him.
Divac, incidentally, played two years as a Hornet, and averaged around 11 points and 8 rebounds over 145 games (in which he started 121). And P. J. Brown, who should know, says that Divac was one of the best actors ever on the court: he could flop with the best.Posted at 7:07 PM to Net Proceeds