Kobe Bryant’s Career – By The Numbers

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Kobe Bryant’s Career – By The Numbers


Three years ago today, Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people on board the helicopter that crashed and left no survivors in Calabasas, California.

Kobe Bryant retired after the 2015-16 season and was one of the greatest players to ever play this game. As a reminder how great of a career he had, check out his accomplishments:

48,637: Minutes played

33,643: Career points, fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, and LeBron James

5,640: Points scored in the NBA Playoffs, fourth most in NBA history behind LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

81: Points in a 122-104 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006, the second-highest total in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962

60: Points in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016, the most points in a player’s final game in NBA history. At 37, Bryant became the oldest player in league history with a 60-point game

50: Twenty-five career 50-point games, third most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (118) and Michael Jordan (31)

37: In his last season, he became the first player age 37 or older to score at least 25 points in three straight games since Michael Jordan at 40 in 2003

24: Jersey number beginning in the 2006-07 season after switching from No. 8

20: Seasons with the Lakers, second behind Dirk Nowitzki for the most with one team in NBA history

18: Consecutive All-Star Game selections (the longest streak in NBA history) and All-Star Game selections overall (the second most all time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 19)

16: Appearances on Christmas Day, the most in NBA history

15: All-Star Game starts, the most in NBA history

13: Overall selection by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft

11: All-NBA First Team selections, second most behind LeBron James 

9: NBA All-Defensive First Team selections, tied with Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most in NBA history

6: Six career 60-point games, second most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (32)

5: NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)

4: All-Star MVP Awards (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), tied with Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history

2: Finals MVP Awards (2009, 2010)

1: NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2007-08)

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