Kobe Bryant: 10 NBA Players Who Owe Their Success Directly to Him

Kobe Bryant's been around a while now, but he's not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

He has already established quite a legacy for himself, however.  Five NBA titles, a 12-time NBA All-Star, the most points of any player in Lakers history, two league scoring titles, and the 2008 NBA MVP award.

One of his most enduring legacies, however, is how he has affected the careers of so many other players around him.  He's had his share of off-the-court drama, and he's been derided as a selfish, me-first player whose only concern was to get his, but he's matured over the years into someone who understands that teams win championships, not individuals.

Here's a look at 10 players who've had their resumes enhanced by Kobe's greatness.

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