VIDEO: Kobe Bryant High School Basketball Highlights From 1995 Are an Incredible Throwback

Jason Schandl
Kobe Bryant high school highlight video from 1995 is an incredible throwback.
Kobe Bryant high school highlight video from 1995 is an incredible throwback. / YouTube/niccorneau

It was Mamba Day on Monday, and basketball fans around the world took some time out of their day to reflect on one of the greatest players to ever step on the court on the four-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's final game.

Today, let's throw it back to 1995, when Kobe Bryant put together the ridiculous high school basketball season that that led to his being selected 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft. Everything about the video screams mid-90's.

Kobe Bryant High School Highlights

Incredible. Not only is Kobe's insane athleticism on full display, but you can already see flashes of the killer instinct that made the Mamba such a legend.

In his 1995 senior season, Kobe averaged 30.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.8 blocks per game, leading Lower Merion High School to its first Pennsylvania state championship in over 50 years.

It didn't take long to recognize Kobe was going to be something special in the pros, either. He dropped 25 points in his Summer League debut, averaging 24.5 points and 5.3 boards in four contests. In his second season, he was named an All-Star starter and was runner-up for the 6th Man of the Year Award before he became a full-time starter in his third season and never looked back.

The rest of his accolades are almost too much to list, but some highlights including winning five NBA Championships, two Finals MVP Awards, one NBA MVP Award and receiving All-NBA First-Team honors 11 times. He is the highest-scoring player in Los Angeles Lakers history with 33,643 points, which is also good enough for the fourth-highest scoring player in NBA history.

There's no denying the unparalleled impact Bryant had on the game of basketball, and it's incredible to see him putting that fire on display at such a young age.

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