NBA Legend Kobe Bryant By The Numbers
Kobe Bryant, NBA legend, delivered a Hollywood ending as the curtain came down on his glittering 20-year NBA career on Wednesday in a fairytale finale
Bryant retired after a 20-year career in the NBA
He signed off with a mammoth 60 points in his final game
Bryant won the NBA Most Valuable Player award, in the 2007-08 season
Kobe Bryant signed off from the NBA with a mammoth 60 points, including a final burst of scoring to inspire LA Lakers to a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Bryant by the numbers after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar brought down the curtain on his 20-year NBA career on Wednesday: (Bryant Ends Stunning NBA Career as Hollywood Claps)
1: NBA Most Valuable Player award, in the 2007-08 season
2: NBA scoring titles, in 2005-06 (35.4 points/game) and 2006-07 (31.6 points/game)
NBA Finals MVP awards (2009, 2010)
5: NBA championships won with the Lakers in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010
8: First jersey number as a Laker, worn for his first decade in the league until he switched to 24.
10: Number of coaches in 20 seasons, including two stretches with Phil Jackson
12: Three-pointers made in a January 7, 2003 game against Seattle, an NBA record since equalled by Golden State's Stephen Curry.
13: Overall selection by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Lakers 15 days later.
13.6: Scoring average for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
15: All-Star Game starts, the most in history.
18: Consecutive All-Star Game selections (the longest streak and second-most overall selections behind Abdul-Jabbar's 19).
20: Seasons with the Lakers, the most for one player with one team in NBA history.
24: Jersey number from start of 2006-07 season, after switching from No. 8.
50: 24 career 50 point games, third most in NBA history behind Chamberlain (118) and Jordan (31)
81: Points in a 122-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006 -- second-highest total in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962.
1,346: Regular-season games played, along with 220 playoff games.
5,640: Points scored in the playoffs, third-most in NBA history behind Michael Jordan (5,987) and Abdul-Jabbar (5,762)
33,643: Career regular-season points, third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
323.3: Million dollars, Bryant's cumulative salary since his NBA debut, including $25 million for his final season.