Kobe Retires: Before The Kobe Bryant Poem, Read The Kobe Bryant Stats First (INFOGRAPHIC)
Kobe Bryant Stats: Before you read and download, or probably screen grab, the Kobe Bryant poem on his retirement, you may want to check out Black Mamba’s historic stats and milestones that made Kobe Bryant the Kobe Bryant he is today.Advertisement
Some remarkable Kobe Bryant stats and records:
1st career point (11/05/1996) against NY Knicks – free throw
1st field goal (11/06/1996) against Charlotte Hornets
5000th career point (12/17/2000) against Toronto Raptors
10,000 career points (3/05/2003) against Indiana Pacers
15,000 career points (1/06/2006) against Philadelphia 76ers
20,000 career points (12/23/2007) against NY Knicks
25,000 career points (01/21/2010) against Cleveland Cavaliers
30,000 career points – 12/05/2012 against New Orleans Hornets
He, on these dates:
1/07/2011 became 9th all time leading scorer in NBA passing Oscar Robertson
01/28/2011 became 8th all time in nba for most points passing Hakeem Olajuwon
1/29/2012 against Minnesotta Timberwolves had the most field goals by a Los Angeles Laker
02/06/2012 was included 5th in the NBA all-time scoring list, passing Shaquille O’Neal
3/30/2013 – became 4th, passing Wilt Chamberlain
12/14/2014 passed Michael Jordan for 3rd place
Bryant is the only son of former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe “Jellybean” Bryant.
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.
3 consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002.
He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons.
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.
2008 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team
NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, winning the Finals MVP award on both occasions.
Selected to 11 All-NBA Team (ten times to the All-NBA First Team)
12 All-Defensive Team (nine times to the All-Defensive First Team)
NBA All-Star Game on 17(played 14 times) 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.
He had scored at least 50 points on 4 consecutive games in one season
So as Kobe retires next season, we’re all hoping his historic achievements don’t retire with him. He will always be the only Black Mamba to grace the NBA courts.