Kobe Bryant by the numbers

Kobe Bryant will have his numbers 24 and 8 retired tonight at Staples Center during halftime of Warriors-Lakers. Whether he was number 8 or 24, Bryant did some amazing things!

Here is Kobe Bryant by the numbers:

  • 48,637: Minutes played, the seventh most in NBA history 

  •  33,643: 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, fourth most in NBA history behind LeBron James (6,163), 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

  • 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, tied with 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, tied with Karl Malone and LeBron James for the most in NBA history 

  • 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: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2007-08

Stats courtesy of the NBA

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