Back in the grand old year that was 1996, Kobe Bryant was still an unknown Lakers rookie trying to make a name for himself in the association.
Bryant played on the Lakers Summer League team and showed off his future brilliance in a game against the Phoenix Suns held at Long Beach Arena.
At the end of the game, Kobe scored 36 points and the below highlight reel shows flashes of what Kobe eventually came to be:
Kobe Bryant scores 36 points in Summer League game [Sporting News]
Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images