Trading Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac (Hornets)
You have to wonder if the Hornets would be playing in New Orleans these days if not for this deal. The Hornets made a brilliant pick at No. 13, getting high school sensation Kobe Bryant (left), then trading him for Vlade Divac. Had they kept Kobe, it's hard to imagine the team's attendance dropping to last in the NBA, encouraging a move to New Orleans. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian/Rusty Kennedy)
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