Kobe’s 20 years with LA Lakers

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The Five-time NBA Champion Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will play the final game of his 20-year career Wednesday, April 13, when he leads the Lakers against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) Thursday April 14 in the Philippines.  Below are facts and figures about Black Mamba historic career.

Kobe Bryant by the Numbers:

  • 48,527: Minutes played through April 7, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history

 33,521: Career points, third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928)

 5,640: Points scored in the NBA Playoffs, third most in NBA history behind Michael Jordan (5,987) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762)

 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

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

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  •  24: Jersey number beginning in the 2006-07 season after switching from No. 8
  •  20 Seasons with the Lakers, the most with one team in NBA history
  • 18x 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’s19)
  • 16x Appearances on Christmas Day, the most in NBA history
  • 15x All-Star Game starts, the most in NBA history
  • 13x Overall selection by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft
  • 11x All-NBA First Team selections, tied with Karl Malone for the most in NBA history
  •  9x NBA All-Defensive First Team selections, tied with Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most in NBA history
  • 5x NBA championships, tied with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs for the highest total among active players
  • 4x All-Star MVP Awards (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), tied with Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history
  • 2x Finals MVP Awards (2009, 2010)
  • 1x Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2008)
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