Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: Kobe Bryant

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 100ers who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant
Category Athletes
Industry Basketball
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.

What Makes Him Haute Now He’s going global. It was just announced that the LA Lakers will be playing some of their 2010/2011 preseason games in London’s O2 Arena. This will kick off with a game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 4, 2010. He also is gearing up for another show in the Olympic Games, and is preparing by playing for the U.S.’ team in the World Championships in Turkey during this summer’s off-season from the NBA.  But Angelenos shouldn’t fret; Bryant just signed on for another two years with the Lakers for $80 million.