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NBA NEWS - Kobe Bryant's Jersey Retirement by the Numbers

Kobe Bryant had his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers - (Keith Allison photo)

 

 

 

 

 

Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant had his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers during halftime of their matchup against the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors - The facts and figures about Bryant’s historic career - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. USA

Friday, December 22, 2017

Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant had his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers during halftime of their matchup against the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.

Below are facts and figures about Bryant’s historic career.

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: NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2007-08)


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

December 22, 1949 In his 13th game as a Celtic, Tony Lavelli scored 26 points as Boston beat the Minneapolis Lakers, who were on their way to a second straight NBA title. At halftime, the versatile Lavelli treated the 5,206 fans at Boston Garden to an accordion mini-concert, one of about two dozen performances he gave around the league for which he was paid $125 per concert by the NBA.

December 22, 1956 Bill Russell made his debut for the Boston Celtics at home against the St. Louis Hawks. The Celtics won 95-93. Russell scored six points and grabbed 16 rebounds.

December 22, 1962 The NBA’s 1,000,000th point was scored in either the Detroit-Chicago, New York-Boston or Syracuse-San Francisco game.

December 22, 1996 By pulling down 12 rebounds in Utah’s 100-94 setback at Cleveland, Karl Malone became the 11th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 and 10,000 rebounds in a season..

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