Lakers’ Kobe Bryant by the numbers

NEW YORK – Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers played the final game of his 20-year career Wednesday, April 13, scoring an NBA season-high 60 points in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. The 37-year-old Bryant set an NBA record for most points in a player’s final game and became the oldest player in league history with a 60-point game.

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

Kobe Bryant by the Numbers: 

  • 48,637: Minutes played, the sixth 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, 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
  • 60: Six career 60-point games, second most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (32)
  • 50: Twenty-five 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)