Haute 100 Los Angeles: Athletes

Our 2010 Haute 100 Los Angeles details the accomplishments of the most influential people in the city. See below the group of athletes who made the list this year.

Kobe Bryant
Industry: Basketball
Company: L.A. Lakers

What Makes 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.

Phil Jackson
Industry: Basketball
Company: L.A. Lakers

What Makes Him Haute: With 11 NBA titles as a coach (six with the Chicago Bulls, and five with the Lakers), Jackson is considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. He will have a chance at a fourth three-peat championship when he returns for his 11th season with the Lakers and his 20th in his career.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Industry: Basketball
Company: Magic Johnson Enterprises

What Makes Him Haute: The retired athlete was one of the NBA’s finest players and the tallest point guard in league history at 6-foot, 9-inches. He now is a commentator for ESPN and strongly participates in HIV education. Magic Johnson Enterprises is a non-profit that represents and serves ethnically diverse communities, while Magic Johnson Foundation develops programs that support the educational, health, and social needs of the underprivileged.

Click here to see who else made this year’s Haute 100 Los Angeles.

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