List of career achievements by Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is an American shooting guard who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant is the only son of former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.[1] Selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft, Bryant was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac a month later.[2][3] He and then-teammate Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002. After O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat following the 2003–04 season, Bryant became the cornerstone of the Lakers franchise.[4] He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons.[1] In 2006, Bryant scored a career-high 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest number of points scored in a game in NBA history,[5][6] behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point performance. Bryant was awarded the regular season's Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in the 2007–08 season and led his team to the 2008 NBA Finals as the first seed in the Western Conference.[7] In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. men's basketball team, occasionally referred to as "The Redeem Team".[8] He led the Lakers to two more championships in 2009 and 2010, winning the Finals MVP award on both occasions.

Bryant currently ranks third and fourth on the league's all-time post-season scoring and all-time regular season scoring lists, respectively. He has been selected to 14 All-NBA Team (ten times to the All-NBA First Team) and 12 All-Defensive Team (nine times to the All-Defensive First Team). He was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game on 14 occasions, winning All-Star MVP Awards in 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011 (he shared the 2009 award with Shaquille O'Neal). He also won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1997.[9] As of April 2012, he has had 1 eighty-point game, 5 sixty-point games, 25 fifty-point games, and 112 forty-point games.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 regular season.

dagger Denotes seasons in which the Lakers won an NBA Championship
* Denotes seasons in which the Lakers reached the NBA Finals
^ Denotes seasons in which Bryant led the league
Bold Denotes career-highs

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games
played
Games
started
Minutes
per game
Field goal
percentage
3-point field goal
percentage
Free throw
percentage
Rebounds
per game
Assists
per game
Steals
per game
Blocks
per game
Points
per game
1996–97 L.A. Lakers 71 6 15.5 .417 .375 .819 1.9 1.3 .7 .3 7.9
1997–98 L.A. Lakers 79 1 26.0 .428 .341 .794 3.1 2.5 .9 .5 15.4
1998–99 L.A. Lakers 50^ 50 37.9 .465 .267 .839 5.3 3.8 1.4 1.0 19.9
1999–00dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 66 62 38.2 .468 .319 .821 6.3 4.9 1.6 .9 22.5
2000–01dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 68 68 40.9 .464 .305 .853 5.9 5.0 1.7 .6 28.5
2001–02dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 80 80 38.3 .469 .250 .829 5.5 5.5 1.5 .4 25.2
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 82^ 82 41.5 .451 .383 .843 6.9 5.9 2.2 .8 30.0
2003–04* L.A. Lakers* 65 64 37.6 .438 .327 .852 5.5 5.1 1.7 .4 24.0
2004–05 L.A. Lakers 66 66 40.7 .433 .339 .816 5.9 6.0 1.3 .8 27.6
2005–06 L.A. Lakers 80 80 41.0 .450 .347 .850 5.3 4.5 1.8 .4 35.4^
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 77 77 40.8 .463 .344 .868 5.7 5.4 1.4 .5 31.6^
2007–08* L.A. Lakers* 82^ 82 38.9 .459 .361 .840 6.3 5.4 1.8 .5 28.3
2008–09dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 82^ 82 36.1 .467 .351 .856 5.2 4.9 1.5 .5 26.8
2009–10dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 73 73 38.8 .456 .329 .811 5.4 5.0 1.5 .3 27.0
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 82 82 33.9 .451 .323 .828 5.1 4.7 1.2 .1 25.3
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 58 58 38.5 .430 .303 .845 5.4 4.6 1.2 .3 27.9
2012–13 L.A. Lakers 78 78 38.6 .463 .324 .839 5.6 6.0 1.4 .3 27.3
2013–14 L.A. Lakers 6 6 29.5 .425 .188 .857 4.3 6.3 1.2 .2 13.8
Career 1245 1097 36.6 .454 .335 .838 5.3 4.8 1.5 .5 25.5
All-Star 14 14 27.8 .507 .333 .806 4.9 4.5 2.6 .4 20.0
Source:[9]

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team Games
played
Games
started
Minutes
per game
Field goal
percentage
3-point field goal
percentage
Free throw
percentage
Rebounds
per game
Assists
per game
Steals
per game
Blocks
per game
Points
per game
1996–97 L.A. Lakers 9 0 14.8 .382 .261 .867 1.2 1.2 .3 .2 8.2
1997–98 L.A. Lakers 11 0 20.0 .408 .214 .689 1.9 1.5 .3 .7 8.7
1998–99 L.A. Lakers 8 8 39.4 .430 .348 .800 6.9 4.6 1.9 1.2 19.8
1999–00dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 22 22 39.0 .442 .344 .754 4.5 4.4 1.5 1.5 21.1
2000–01dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 16 16 43.4 .469 .324 .821 7.3 6.1 1.6 .8 29.4
2001–02dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 19 19 43.8 .434 .379 .759 5.8 4.6 1.4 .9 26.6
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 12 12 44.3 .432 .403 .827 5.1 5.2 1.2 .1 32.1^
2003–04* L.A. Lakers* 22 22 44.2 .413 .247 .813 4.7 5.5 1.9 .3 24.5
2005–06 L.A. Lakers 7 7 44.9 .497 .400 .771 6.3 5.1 1.1 .4 27.9
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 5 5 43.0 .462 .357 .919 5.2 4.4 1.0 .4 32.8^
2007–08* L.A. Lakers* 21 21 41.1 .479 .302 .809 5.7 5.6 1.7 .4 30.1^
2008–09dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 23 23 40.9 .457 .349 .883 5.3 5.5 1.7 .9 30.2
2009–10dagger L.A. Lakersdagger 23 23 40.1 .458 .374 .842 6.0 5.5 1.4 .7 29.2
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 10 10 35.4 .446 .293 .820 3.4 3.3 1.6 .3 22.8
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 12 12 39.7 .439 .283 .832 4.8 4.3 1.3 .2 30.0
Career 220 200 39.3 .448 .331 .816 5.1 4.7 1.4 .6 25.6
Source:[9]

Career-highs[edit]

Statistics Career-highs Game & date[a] Statistics Career-highs Game & date[a]
Points 81 versus Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006 Offensive rebounds 8 at Dallas Mavericks on April 18, 2000
Field goals made 28 versus Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006 Defensive rebounds 13 versus Seattle SuperSonics on January 17, 2000
Field goals attempt 47 at Boston Celtics on November 7, 2002 Total rebounds 16  (2 times)  —[10]
3-point field goals made 12 versus Seattle SuperSonics on January 7, 2003 Assists 15 versus Washington Wizards on February 12, 2002
3-point field goals attempt 18 versus Seattle SuperSonics on January 7, 2003 Steals 7 versus Utah Jazz on February 13, 2006
Free throws made 23  (2 times)  — Blocks 5  (3 times)  —
Free throws attempt 27  (2 times)  — Minutes played 54  (3 times)  —
Source:[11]
  • a "at" signifies that the Lakers played against the other team on the road; "versus" signifies that the Lakers played against the other team at home.

Career ranking[edit]

As of January 27th, 2013
Career– season[9]
Career – playoffs[12]
Only include statistics in which Bryant is ranked in the top 250.

NBA awards and accomplishments[edit]

Kobe Bryant with his arms in the air immediately after a free throw attempt
Bryant shooting a free throw
  • 15 consecutive selections, 13 consecutive appearances (No All-Star game in 1999 due to a league-wide lockout)[9][21]
  • Missed the 2010 and 2014 games due to injury[22]
  • First team: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013[24][25]
  • Second team: 2000, 2001[24][25]
  • Third team: 1999, 2005[24][25]
  • First team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011[26][27]
  • Second team: 2001, 2002, 2012[26][27]
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion: 1997[30]
  • 17-time Player of the Month: December 2000, November 2001, January 2003, March 2004, January 2006, April 2006, December 2006, March 2007, April 2007, February 2008, April 2008, December 2008, January 2009, December 2009, March 2011, December/January 2012, February 2013[9]
  • Player of the Month was awarded separately to Eastern and Western Conference starting from the 2001–02 season.[31]
  • NBA regular season leader:
  • games played: 1998–99 (50), 2007–08 (82), 2008–09 (82)[9]
  • usage percentage: 2005–06 (38.7), 2010–11 (35.1), 2011-12 (35.7)[9]
  • points: 2002–03 (2,461), 2005–06 (2,832, 7th in NBA history),[32] 2006–07 (2,430), 2007–08 (2,323)[9]
  • points per game: 2005–06 (35.4, 8th in NBA history),[33] 2006–07 (31.6)[9]
  • field goals attempted: 2005–06 (2,173), 2006–07 (1,757), 2007–08 (1,690), 2010–11 (1,639), 2011-12 (1336)[9]
  • field goals made: 2002–03 (868), 2005–06 (978), 2006–07 (813)[9]
  • free throws attempted: 2006–07 (768)[9]
  • free throws made: 2005–06 (696), 2006–07 (667)[9]
  • NBA playoffs leader:
  • win shares: 2001 (3.8)
  • points: 2004 (539), 2008 (633), 2009 (695), 2010 (671)
  • points per game: 2003 (32.1), 2007 (32.8), 2008 (30.1)
  • minutes played: 2002 (833), 2004 (973)
  • field goals made: 2004 (190), 2008 (222), 2009 (242), 2010 (234)
  • field goals attempted: 2002 (431), 2004 (460), 2008 (463), 2009 (530), 2010 (511)
  • free throws made: 2004 (135), 2008 (157), 2009 (174), 2010 (154)
  • free throws attempted: 2008 (194), 2010 (183)
  • steals: 2000 (32), 2009 (38)
  • turnovers: 2010 (79)
  • personal fouls: 2000 (89)

NBA records[edit]

Currently holds[edit]

Kobe Bryant making a "fade" basketball shot attempt over defender Caron Butler
Bryant scored 50 points or more in four consecutive games in 2007.

Bryant holds or shares numerous NBA records:

  • Most All-Star Game MVP awards won, career: 4 (tied with Bob Pettit)
  • Most All-Star Game points scored, career: 271[34]
  • Most All-Star Game field goals made, career: 111
  • Most offensive rebounds in an All-Star Game: 10
  • Most All-NBA Total Selections won, career: 16
  • Most All-NBA First Team honors won, career: 11 (tied with Karl Malone)
  • Most three-point field goals made, one game: 12 (on January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics; shared with Donyell Marshall)[35]
  • Most three-point field goal attempts, career-playoffs: 882[36]
  • Most field goal attempts, career-playoffs: 4,499
  • Most three-point field goal attempts, career-finals: 153
  • Most free throws made, four-game playoff series: 51 (second round vs. Sacramento Kings, 2001)[37]
  • Youngest player to score 24,000 points: (31 years, 76 days)[40]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record[40]
  • Youngest player to score 25,000 points: (31 years, 151 days)[41]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record[41]
  • Youngest player to score 26,000 points: (32 years, 80 days)[42]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to score 27,000 points: (32 years, 160 days)[43]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to score 28,000 points: (33 years, 131 days)[44][45]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to score 29,000 points: (33 years, 199 days)[46]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to score 30,000 points: (34 years, 104 days)[47]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to score 31,000 points: (34 years, 185 days)[48]
  • Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record
  • Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team: (1996–97)[49]
  • Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Defensive Team: (1999–00)[49]
  • Youngest player to start a game: (18 years, 158 days)[1]
  • Youngest player to win the NBA Slam Dunk Championship: (18 years, 169 days)[50]
  • Youngest player to start an All-Star game: (19 years, 169 days)[49]
  • Only player in NBA history to score at least 600 points in the postseason for three consecutive years.[51]
  • 633 (2008), 695 (2009), 671 (2010)[51]

Previously held[edit]

  • Most three-point field goals made, one half: 8 (on March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards; shared with 5 other players)[35][52]
  • Youngest player to score 23,000 points: (30 years, 171 days)
    • Surpassed by LeBron James (29 years, 95 days) on April 4, 2014
  • Youngest player to score 22,000 points: (30 years, 99 days)[54]
  • Youngest player to score 20,000 points: (29 years, 122 days)[56]
  • Surpassed by LeBron James (28 years, 17 days) on January 16, 2013.[57]
  • Chamberlain (29 years, 134 days),[56] Jordan (29 years, 326 days),[58] Bryant and James are the only four players to reach the milestone before reaching the age of 30.
  • Youngest player to score 18,000 points: (28 years, 156 days)
  • Surpassed by LeBron James (27 years, 35 days) on February 3, 2012.
  • Youngest player to score 15,000 points: (27 years, 136 days)[59]
  • Surpassed by LeBron James (25 years, 79 days) on March 19, 2010[60]
  • Youngest player to score 10,000 points: (24 years, 193 days) on March 4, 2003[1][61]
  • Surpassed by LeBron James (23 years, 59 days) on February 27, 2008[62]
  • Youngest player to appear in an NBA game: (18 years, 72 days) on November 3, 1996[49]
  • Surpassed by Jermaine O'Neal (18 years, 53 days) on December 5, 1996 [49]
  • Then Surpassed by Andrew Bynum (18 years, 9 days) on November 2, 2005

Los Angeles Lakers franchise records[edit]

Kobe Bryant, in his Lakers uniform, standing on the basketball court at Madison Square Garden
Bryant set a record at the modern Madison Square Garden with 61 points.

Bryant holds or shares numerous Lakers franchise records:

  • Most seasons played
  • Most playoff seasons played
  • Most All-Star Game Selections
  • 16 (1998, 2000 – 2014)
  • Most All-NBA First Team
  • 11 (2002 – 2004, 2006 – 2013)
  • Most All-Defensive First Team
  • 9 (2000, 2003 – 2004, 2006 – 2011)
  • Games
  • Most career regular-season games played: 1,161[63]
  • Most career playoff games played: 220[64]
  • Points
Bryant goes in for a layup in a 2010 game against the Magic.
  • Consecutive games of 50 points or more: 4 (March 16–23, 2007)[70]
    • Behind Wilt Chamberlain (7 consecutive games five times in 1961–62)[70]
  • Consecutive games of 40 points or more: 9 (February 6–23, 2003)[71]
    • Tied with Michael Jordan (1986–87) and behind Wilt Chamberlain (14 consecutive games twice in 1961–62 and 10 consecutive games in 1962–63)[71][72]
  • Field goals made and attempted
  • Career attempts: 22,866 (as of November 17, 2012)[65][73]
  • Career: 10,286 (as of March 9, 2012)[74]
  • Career, playoffs: 2,014 (as of May 12, 2011)[75]
  • Career attempts, playoffs: 4,499 (as of May 12, 2011)[76]
  • Half: 18 (2nd half, on January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors)[5][77]
  • Half attempts: 28 (tied with Elgin Baylor; on November 17, 2002 at Boston Celtics)[77]
  • Half, playoffs: 12 (tied with Elgin Baylor; on April 20, 2003 at Minnesota Timberwolves)[78]
  • Quarter: 11 (twice, most recently on January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors)[77]
  • Quarter attempts, playoffs: 13 (tied with 3 players; on May 13, 2003 at San Antonio Spurs)[78]
  • Free throws made and attempted
  • Career: 7,463 (as of November 17, 2012)[65][74]
  • Career attempts: 8,903 (as of November 17, 2012)
  • Career, playoffs: 1,320 (as of June 18, 2011)[64][79]
  • Career attempts, playoffs: 1,617 (as of June 18, 2011)[64]
  • Game, playoffs: 21 (on May 4, 2008 vs. Utah Jazz)[78][80]
  • Quarter, playoffs: 11 (tied with 3 players; on May 8, 1997 vs. Utah Jazz)[78]
  • Most free throws in a game without a miss, playoffs: 18 (May 18, 2012)
  • Consecutive: 62 (January 11–22, 2006)[5][77]
  • Three-point field goals made and attempted
  • Career: 1,521 (as of November 17, 2012)[1][77]
  • Career, playoffs: 292 (as of March 9, 2012)[81]
  • Game: 12 (on January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics)[77][82]
  • Half: 8 (1st half, on March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards)[77][83]
  • Consecutive: 9 (on January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics)[82]
  • Career attempts: 4,511 (as of November 17, 2012)[65]
  • Career attempts, playoffs: 882 (as of June 18, 2011)[36]
  • Season attempts: 518 (2005–06)[1][77]
  • Game attempts: 18 (on January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics)[77][82]
  • Steals
  • Career: 1,734 (November 17, 2012)
  • Half: 6 (tied with 3 players; on February 13, 2006 vs. Utah Jazz)[77]
  • Quarter, playoffs: 3 (five times, tied with 9 players; most recently on June 15, 2008 vs. Boston Celtics)[78]
  • Minutes played
  • Career: 42,705 (as of November 17, 2012)[73][84]
  • Career, playoffs: 8,641 (as of June 18, 2011)[73][85]
  • Personal Fouls
  • Career, playoffs: 660 (as of June 18, 2011)
  • Turnovers
  • Career: 3509 (as of December 7, 2012)

Miscellaneous records[edit]

Others[edit]

Kobe Bryant drives past a defender at the Olympics Game
Bryant playing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Surpassed Carlin Warley (2,441) and Wilt Chamberlain (2,359)[1][87]

See also[edit]

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