Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season – his 20th – on Sunday.
We take a look at the 37-year-old’s illustrious career in basketball.
13 – the pick used by the Charlotte Hornets to select Bryant in the 1996 NBA Draft before he was traded to the Lakers.
3 – his position on the all-time scoring list.
5 – the number of NBA titles. The record is 11, set by Hall of Famer and Boston Celtics great Bill Russell.
1 – Most Valuable Player award (2008).
2 – NBA Finals MVPs.
17 – Successive All-Star selections from 1998 to 2015. There was no All-Star game in 1999 due to a league-wide lockout.
4 – All-Star MVPs. A record shared by Bob Pettit.
280 – points scored in his All-Star appearances. No player has posted more.
81 – his highest points return in a game against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Only second to Wilt Chamberlain (100).
134 – games in which he has scored 40 or more points in a game.
2 – the number of times Bryant has led the league in scoring in a season.
11 – All-NBA First Team selections.
2 – Olympic Games gold medals with the United States.
1 – FIBA Americas Championship gold medal.