The year 1996 saw the birth of an NBA legend Kobe Bryant popularly regarded as the ‘Back Mamba’ for his dominant gameplay. Kobe Bryant had quite a successful career at his time. The statistics that he had in his NBA career are to be looked at.
From his draft in 1996 to 2016, in total, he averaged 25 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in his 1,346 NBA career games. He is currently at the fourth number on the NBA All-Time list with 33,643 career points. Above him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387 points, LeBron James with 38,000 points, Karl Malone with 36,928 points, and Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points. For the 2005 season, he scored 2,832 regular season points in 80 games in Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe is now 4th in the all-time scoring list passing Wilt Chamberlin #countonkobe pic.twitter.com/0MH06cXflm
— alex Keoh (@Keoh_) March 31, 2013
Apart from this, in 2006 Bryant scored 81 points becoming only the second individual player to do so behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100. Following this in 2007, he became the youngest player to make 20,000 career points. Later, in 2010, he scored 25,000 points, the youngest player to do so at that time.
On Christmas Day with 395 points, Kobe became the All-Time leading scorer. In 2013, he was the first player to get 47 points, eight rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and three steals. LeBron broke this record recently as he is currently in his 20th NBA season.
Kobe Bryant’s NBA career achievements
Apart from Bryant’s amazing statistics, his achievements during his NBA career are quite many. The first was the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion. He has 18 All-Star awards and 12 All-Defensive team selections. Kobe was the first guard in NBA to play 20 years with the Lakers.
He won the NBA championship five times with the Los Angeles Lakers, from 2000-2002, and in 2009, and 2010. Apart from this, he was the MVP twice in the NBA Finals, that is in 2009 and 2010.
Kobe Bryant’s career in numbers:
– 4th highest all-time NBA scorer
– 5× NBA champion
– 2× NBA Finals MVP
– NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
– 18 × NBA All-Star
– 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist
– 1x Academy Award (Best Animated Short Film – 2018)
Rest in Peace, Kobe. #RIPMamba pic.twitter.com/Qcfyhs7cT3
— Denizcan S. (@MrFilmkritik) January 26, 2020
He was named the NBA All-Star MVP four times, in 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011, and got the MVP award for one season. Apart from this, he was 17 times the player of the month and 32 times the player of the week. Later in 2020, he was included in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. However, the world lost the legend on 26 January 2020 in a tragic accident.
Apart from his NBA achievements following his retirement from NBA, he won the Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film prize at the 2018 Academy Awards for ‘Dear Basketball.’ He also won two Olympic gold medals with the USA Team in the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012 London Games.
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