Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Kobe Bryant is fighting through off-season knee surgery.
Company: L.A. Lakers
What Made Him Haute: The All-World shooting guard for the Lakers will go down in history as one of the greatest players ever in the NBA. After earning back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, the now five-time NBA champ is looking to grab another title and MVP this season.
What Makes Him Haute Now: The league’s highest paid player, currently at $24,806,250, is more resilient than ever as he prepares for the playoffs after having undergone three operations on his right knee cap; his last surgery was this last off-season. Bryant has suffered from a condition that has decreased the cartilage in his right knee almost to the bone. Despite a swollen knee, he attends practice consistently, aiming to break records as always.