Kobe Bryant by numbers: Titles, records and awards (2024)

The two-time Olympic gold medallist is considered one of the best to play the game, and these stats back that up.

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Five NBA titles.

Two Olympic gold medals.

One incredible legacy.

Kobe Bryant is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the men's game.

Over a 20 year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the American consistently performed at a level few could match, leading the LA Lakers to a period of dominance and success, while captaining the USA national team for their Beijing 2008 'Redeem Team' success (highlighted in the recent Netflix documentary), and repeating the feat with by claiming a second gold at London 2012.

Here's a look at the great, by the numbers.

Kobe Bryant: At the Olympics

Kobe Bryant made his first Olympic appearance for the U.S. team at the Beijing 2008 Games. And what an appearance.

He was brought in as captain, determined to create a new Dream Team to erase the bitter memories of four years prior, when the U.S. squad lost out to Argentina's Golden Generation at Athens 2004 and failed to win the Olympic gold medal for the first time since 1992.

Bryant's 'Redeem Team' were unstoppable in Beijing.

He contributed 20 points and six assists in the gold medal match victory over Spain. According to USA Basketball, Bryant "started in all eight games, averaged 23.5 minutes, 15.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists a game" in Beijing.

Fans can get an up-close-and-personal look at that triumph in the new documentary 'Redeem Team,' the first collaborative feature documentary between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Netflix. The film is executive produced by two members of the Beijing squad who had also tasted defeat four years earlier - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

En-route to his second Olympic gold medal at London 2012, Kobe Bryant once again started in all eight games, averaging just over 17 minutes of play and 12 points per game.

He retired from international competition shortly after, his record with the U.S. national team standing at 26-0.

Kobe Bryant: NBA statistics and records

Summing up Bryant's illustrious career stats is almost an impossible task.

The superstar played some 48,637 minutes in the NBA, the sixth-most all time, according to league statisticians.

During his career, he totaled 33,643 points, including 5,640 in the Playoffs. Both are the third best in the history of the NBA.

Here are more of Bryant's impressive accomplishments, via NBA Communications:

  • Six career 60-point games.
  • 25 career 50-point games.
  • 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, the most with one team in NBA history.
  • His 18 consecutive All-Star Game selections is the league's longest streak, while only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has more selections ever (19).

Kobe Bryant: NBA titles

With the Lakers, Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, taking the title in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.

He was twice the NBA's scoring champion (2006, 2007) and even took the North American league's Slam Dunk Contest title in 1997.

Kobe Bryant: Awards

Bryant was a two-time NBA Finals MVP, receiving the honour in 2009 and 2010. He was the NBA's most valuable player in 2008 and an 18x NBA All-Star.

Here's a list of many of his other accolades:

  • 4x All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • 11x All-NBA First Team
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (1996)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996)
  • McDonald's All-American (1996)

He was also named as part of the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team and had both Nos. 8 and 24 retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant's final NBA game was on 13 April 2016. He scored 60 points, becoming the oldest player to do so, at 37 years and 234 days of age.

Kobe Bryant died on 26 January 2020. He was 41.

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A dominant scorer, Bryant won five NBA championships and the 2008 MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although later seasons were marred by injuries, he surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA all-time scoring list in December 2014 and retired in 2016 after scoring 60 points in his final game.

What were Kobe Bryant's greatest accomplishments? ›

A dominant scorer, Bryant won five NBA championships and the 2008 MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although later seasons were marred by injuries, he surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA all-time scoring list in December 2014 and retired in 2016 after scoring 60 points in his final game.

Who broke Kobes' record? ›

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With all the attention in Los Angeles centered around a Kobe Bryant statue which now stands outside of Crypto.com Arena, one of the late NBA icon's scoring record was broken by GG Jackson in a 118-110 loss to the Bulls.

What awards did Kobe win in high school? ›

In Bryant's senior season he was named both Gatorade and Naismith High School Basketball Player of the Year as well as being a McDonalds All-American. He led Lower Merion to their first state championship in 53 years and was Southeastern Pennsylvania's all-time leading scorer.

What is Kobe's record? ›

Kobe Bryant had an 836-510 record in his career.

What made Kobe Bryant great? ›

Skills and Athleticism

Kobe had an extensive repertoire of moves that allowed him to play great basketball. His excellent footwork, deadly jump shot, and ability to drive to the basket made him a skilled player who could dominate on the court.

Why is Kobe the greatest basketball player of all time? ›

There is a reason that he is considered by many as the most skilled basketball player of all time. From shooting, ball handling, footwork, and defense - he displayed a level of mastery rarely seen among his peers.

How many times has Kobe missed? ›

He missed more shots than any other player in history, 14,481 altogether, more than 1,000 up on the man in second place, the Boston Celtics' John Havlicek.

What was Kobe's largest loss? ›

2016 — Rodney Hood scores 30 points and the Jazz turn Kobe Bryant's last visit to Utah into the worst loss of his career with a 123-75 victory that matches the Lakers' largest defeat in franchise history.

Who is better LeBron or MJ? ›

If you look at certain numbers, Jordan may have a slight edge. He's won slightly more championships, more MVPs and more All-Defensive Team honors. On the other hand, James has scored more points than Jordan—or anybody else who ever played in the NBA.

How tall was Kobe Bryant at 16? ›

How tall were NBA players at 12? How tall were NBA players as children? Shaq was 6'6" at 14. Kobe was 6'3" at 16.

Did Kobe win an MVP? ›

Kobe Bryant's MVP record

Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons. He won the prestigious title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) four times. He first won the award in 2002, followed by wins in 2007, 2009, and 2011.

What age did Kobe win? ›

Kobe Bryant was 21 years old when winning >0 championships in 1999-00.

How many titles did Kobe lose? ›

Kobe Bryant had a 23-14 record in the NBA Finals in his career.

Did Kobe ever lose a final? ›

Kobe Bryant came up short 14 times in the NBA Finals in his career.

How many scoring titles did Kobe win? ›

Paul Arizin, Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid have each won the scoring title twice.

How did Kobe change the world? ›

Kobe's influence extended far beyond his basketball feats. His advocacy for women's sports, his storytelling endeavors, and his commitment to empowering the next generation highlighted his role as a leader in society. Leaders use their platform to make a positive impact, and Kobe's efforts exemplify this philosophy.

What did Kobe Bryant do for the world? ›

Bryant has served as the honorary chair of United Way of Greater Los Angeles's annual HomeWalk for three consecutive years. Bryant volunteers his time to Make-A-Wish Foundation, NBA Cares and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and serves as an ambassador for After-School All-Stars.

What is Kobe Bryant's legacy? ›

Bryant's legacy lives on with the Los Angeles Lakers, with the NBA and WNBA (both leagues have awards in honor of him), with Nike and with the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation.

How many Olympics did Kobe play in? ›

Regarded as one of the best American basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant played a decisive role in Team USA's Olympic triumphs of 2008 and 2012. He died tragically in a helicopter crash, at the age of 41, on 26 January 2020.

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