2015-16 NBA Rookie Survey: Kobe Bryant Voted Second Favorite Player In League

USATSI_8358874_154224518_lowres

Heading into his 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant enters what may very well be the final year of his future Hall of Fame career. After three consecutive season-ending injuries, there are questions if he can remain relatively healthy as he is set to turn 37 years old.

What will Kobe Bryant make this season? Find out here!

Before the start of every season, NBA.com releases the 2015-16 Rookie Survey where numerous questions are asked including who their favorite player in the league is. For the second consecutive season, Kobe finished second with 18.2 percent of the vote:

1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 21.2 percent

2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 18.2 percent

3. LeBron James, Cleveland — 15.2 percent

T-4. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 9.1 percent

Dwyane Wade, Miami — 9.1 percent

6. James Harden, Houston — 6.1 percent

It should come as no surprise as these rookies were extremely young when Kobe first entered the league in 1996. While Michael Jordan is considered the greatest of all-time to many, D’Angelo Russell shares Kobe was his Jordan growing up.

With the first preseason game not until Oct. 4 in Hawaii, there will be plenty of excitement surrounding the return of Kobe as well as Russell, who is expected to lead the Lakers into the new era. Although this may be Kobe’s final season in the extremely competitive Western Conference, he will have the opportunity to mentor the young core and prepare them for what lies ahead.

[divide]


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Tim Hardaway Jr. Offers Advice To Lonzo Ball When Dealing With Father LaVar Ball

The long journey and constant battles are all vindicated when an NBA prospect hears their name called on draft night…

Kyle Kuzma Is Still Adjusting To Being One Of The Faces Of The Lakers, But He Likes It

After a week that included two consecutive games in which he set career highs in scoring and a dinner with Kobe…

Lakers Injury News: Josh Hart Tweaks Hamstring During Practice, May Miss Preseason Game Vs. Warriors

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Josh Hart was pulled out of Monday’s practice due to a tweaked…

Lakers News: Nick Young Discusses Kendrick Lamar

Nick Young has drawn a great deal of attention on and off…