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Kobe Bryant: a career by the numbers

Eighteen time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant will make his final NBA appearance tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers host the Utah Jazz in their final game of the season.

After 20 NBA seasons and five NBA Championships here is Bryant’s career by numbers:

• 48,576: Minutes played through April 10, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history
• 33,570: 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
• 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
• 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 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
• 5: NBA championships, tied with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs for the highest total among active players
• 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)

You can watch Kobe Bryant’s last game live on BT Sport 1 or via NBA League Pass from 3.30am Wednesday evening/Thursday morning

Source: Pitch London
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