• Kobe Bryant
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2009-10 Statistics

PPG
27.6
RPG
5.20
APG
4.8
EFF
+ 23.54
Born: Aug 23, 1978
Height: 6-6 /  1,98
Weight: 205  lbs. / 93,0  kg.
High School: Lower Merion HS (PA)
Years Pro: 13

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Background

Kobe Bryant is the son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant ... In his second season he was voted a starter for the 1998 All-Star Game, becoming at 19 the youngest All-Star in NBA history.

2006-07:
All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Named a starter in the 56th NBA All-Star Game ... Averaged 31.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.44 steals in 77 games ... Ranked among league leaders in points (1st/31.6), assists (20th/5.4), FT% (12th/.868), steals (17th/1.44) and minutes (4th/40.8) … Recorded 10 double-doubles … Led team in scoring 70 times, in rebounds 14 times and in assists on 45 occasions … Scored 52 points on 19-of-26 shooting including a franchise record-tying 30 points in the third quarter (4th highest scoring quarter in NBA history) 11/30 vs. Utah … Posted 53 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a career-high tying 54 minutes 12/15 vs. Houston … Recorded 45 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds 12/17 vs. Washington … Scored a 58 points in a career-high tying 54 minutes 12/29 @ Charlotte … Recorded 42 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists 1/4 @ Sacramento … Became youngest player to reach 18,000 points in NBA history (16h fastest) with 32 points 1/26 vs. Charlotte… Tallied a game-high 31 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals en route to his second MVP in the 2007 NBA All-Star game 2/19 … Scored 35 points including a franchise record for FTM in a quarter (14) while tying a franchise mark for FTA in a quarter (15) 2/26 @ Utah … Totaled 40 points, a season-high 13 rebounds and 8 assists 3/6 @ Minnesota … Scored a season-high 65 points on 23-of-39 shooting (8-of-12 from behind the arc) 3/16 vs. Portland … Scored 50 points 3/18 vs. Minnesota, becoming first player since Chamberlain (1963) to post 60-point/50-point games back-to-back … Scored 60 points 3/22 @ Memphis, joining Chamberlain, Baylor and Jordan as only players to score 50 points in 3 straight games … Scored 50 points 3/23 @ New Orleans/Oklahoma City, just the 2nd player in NBA history to record 4-straight 50-point games while setting franchise record for most career 50-point games (18) … Scored 53 points 3/30 vs. Houston, becoming 1st player since Michael Jordan (8) in 1986-87 to post 8 50-point games in a season … Handed out a season-high 13 assists 4/1 vs. Sacramento ... Became youngest player to reach 19,000 points in NBA history (15h fastest) with 39 points 4/3 vs. Denver … Scored 50 points 4/12 vs. LA Clippers … Recorded 10th 50-point game this season with 50 points 4/15 vs. Seattle, the third highest single-season total in NBA history behind Chamberlain’s totals of 45 and 30 … Missed two games recovering from right knee surgery (10/31 - 11/1), one game with a sprained right ankle (12/8) and two games due to NBA suspension ... Averaged 32.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists in five playoff games ... Tallied 45 points, six rebounds and six assists 4/26 vs. Phoenix.

2005-06:
All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Named a starter in the 55th NBA All-Star Game ... Averaged a career-high 35.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.84 steals in 80 games ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (1st/35.4), assists (32nd/4.5), FT % (15th/.850), steals (9th/1.84) and minutes (4th/41.0) … Captured the 2005-06 scoring title with 35.4 points per game, the eighth highest scoring average of all-time, and passed Bob McAdoo for the seventh greatest scoring season of all-time with 2,832 total points ... Led team in scoring 75 times ... Posted a franchise record 27 40-plus point games and six 50-plus point games ... Led team in assists 28 times and in rebounds six times ... Posted four double-doubles ... Connected on a game-winning 23-foot jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining in overtime 11/2 @ Denver … Scored 46 points including 38 in the second half 11/27 vs. New Jersey … Scored a 62 points in 33 minutes on 18-of-31 shooting including 22-of-25 shooting from the charity stripe while establishing a franchise record 30 points in the third quarter 12/20 vs. Dallas … Missed home and away games 1/1 and 1/3 vs. Utah due to league suspension ... Recorded 48 points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds while setting a franchise record for three-point field goals without a miss (7-of-7) 1/6 vs. Philadelphia … Tallied 50 points (40 in second half), eight rebounds and eight assists 1/7 @ LA Clippers … Recorded his 4th straight game of 45-plus points with 45 points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds 1/9 vs. Indiana (first player since Chamberlain in November of 1964 and third player ever (Baylor) to do so) … Over a span of seven games from 1/11 -1/22, connected on a franchise record 62 consecutive free-throws ... Scored 51 points 1/19 @ Sacramento … Scored a career-high 81 points (55 in the second half) on 28-of-46 shooting from the field 1/22 vs. Toronto, the second highest game (81) and half (55) point totals in NBA history … Tallied 40 points while tying a Lakers record with 23 free throws made 1/31 @ New York … Posted a career-high seven steals including a team record-tying six steals in the first half 2/13 vs. Utah … Handed out a season-high 11 assists 3/17 @ New Jersey … Eclipsed Elgin Baylor’s previous franchise mark with 24th 40-plus point game (42) 4/6 @ Denver … Scored 51 points 4/7 @ Phoenix … Scored 50 points 4/14 vs. Portland, establishing a new Lakers single-season record for points ... In seven postseason games, averaged 27.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists ... Tallied 50 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 52 minutes 5/4 vs. Phoenix.

2004-05:
All-NBA Third Team ... Named a starter in the 54th NBA All-Star game ... Appeared in 66 games, averaging 27.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists ... Ranked among league leaders in points (2nd/27.6), minutes (5th/40.7), double-doubles (37th/18) and triple doubles (2nd/5) … Posted a season-high 5 steals 11/17 vs. LAC … Posted a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists 11/19 @ PHO … Registered a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists 12/3 vs. Golden State … Recorded his second straight triple-double with 20 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and 11 assists 12/8 vs. Phoenix … Scored 31 points while handing out 12 assists 12/16 @ Sacramento … Recorded fourth triple-double of the season with 36 points, a season-high 14 assists and 10 rebounds 12/17 vs. Washington … Scored 42 points 12/25 vs. Miami … Posted a season-high 48 points 12/28 vs. Toronto … Placed on injured list 1/15 (severe sprain, right ankle) … Activated from injured list 2/13 … Connected on 43 consecutive free throw attempts from 3/4 vs. Dallas – 3/10 @ Dallas … Scored 43 points, hitting a season-high nine three point field goals 3/22 @ Utah … Tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (14th career triple-double) 4/7 vs. Houston … Scored 37 points and in the process, became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 14,000 career points (surpassing Michael Jordan) 4/20 @ Portland ... Registered 10 40-plus point games while leading the team in scoring on 50 occasions and in assists 41 times.

2003-04:
All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Appeared in 65 games, averaging 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 37.6 minutes ... Ranked among league leaders in points (4th/24.0), free throw percentage (18th/.852) and minutes (23rd/37.6) ... Recorded ninth career triple-double with 29 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and 10 assists 2/28 @ Washington ... Tallied a season-high 13 assists 3/3 @ Houston ... Tallied a season-high 45 points while connecting on a season-high 17 free throws 4/13 vs. Golden State ... Tallied 37 points including a pair of threes at the end of the game, the first sending it to overtime, the second with no time remaining to win the game in double-overtime and clinch the Pacific Division title ... Named a starter in the 53rd NBA All-Star game ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks of 3/22/04 and 2/17/04) and Western Conference Player of the Month for March ... Led the team in scoring 38 times, in assists 29 times and in rebounds seven times ... Posted 10 double-doubles ... Scored 40-plus points three times and 30-plus points on 16 occasions ... Averaged 24.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 22 postseason games ... Tallied a playoff-high 42 points 5/11 vs. San Antonio ... Recorded a postseason career-high five steals 4/17 vs. Houston ... Handed out a playoff-high 10 assists 4/28 vs. Houston.

2002-03:
All-NBA First Team ... All Defensive First Team ... Appeared in a career-high 82 games, averaging 30.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 41.5 minutes ... Recorded his ninth consecutive 40+ point game and 13th consecutive 35+ point game 2/23 vs. Seattle (41 points) … Recorded his fifth triple-double of the season (21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) 1/10 vs. Cleveland … Set an NBA record with 12 three-pointers 1/7 vs. Seattle … Tied an NBA record with eight three-point field goals in a half 3/28 vs. Washington … Scored an NBA season-high 55 points (including 42 points in a single half) 3/28 vs. Washington … Ranked among league leaders in points (2nd/30.0), rebounds (35th/6.9), assists (14th/5.9), three-point field goal percentage (27th/.383), free throw percentage (25th/.843), steals (6th/2.21), minutes played (4th/41.5), double-doubles (21st/23) and triple-doubles (2nd/5) ... Became youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 career points 3/5 vs. Indiana ... Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes at the 2003 All-Star Game in Atlanta ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week on five occasions (games ending the weeks of 11/3, 12/8, 1/12, 2/2 and 2/23) ... Named Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of January ... By averaging 40.6 points in the month of February, became only the third player in NBA history to average 40 or more points in a month ... Attempted a career-high 47 field goals 11/7 @ Boston ... Averaged 32.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 12 postseason games ... Led the Lakers in scoring 10 times ... Averaged 31.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 45.2 minutes vs. Minnesota in the First Round ... Averaged 32.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 43.3 minutes vs. San Antonio in the Western Conference Semifinals.

2001-2002:
Appeared in a career-high 80 games, averaging 25.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 38.3 minutes ... ranked among league leaders in scoring (6th/25.2), assists (19th/5.5), field goal percentage (34th/.469), free throw percentage (35th/.829), steals (27th/1.48) and minutes played (20th/38.3) ... shot a career-high .469 (749-1597) from the field ... registered career-highs in free throws made (488) and attempted (589) ... played a season-high 51 minutes 4/14 @ Portland (2OT) ... tied an NBA season-high after converting 18 free throws (18-20) 3/27 @ Phoenix ... served a two-game suspension for fighting (3/3 vs. Houston and 3/5 vs. New Jersey) ... led or tied for the team lead in assists in 48 of 80 games played including a career-high 15 assists 2/12 vs. Washington ... recorded his third career triple-double (first of season) with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists 2/12 vs. Washington ... was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2002 NBA All-Star Game after tallying 31 points, five rebounds and five assists ... voted as a starting guard (fourth selection) on the Western Conference All-Star team after receiving 1,121,753 votes, the third highest tally among all players ... earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for games ending 1/20 (37.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists) ... earned Western Conference Player of the Month honors for November ... scored a career-high 56 points in only three quarters of play 1/14 vs. Memphis ... scored 36 points in the first half (one shy of the franchise mark) 1/14 vs. Memphis ... converted a career-high 21 field goals 1/14 vs. Memphis ... was ejected after receiving two technical fouls 11/23 vs. Golden State ... grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds 11/21 @ Denver ... earned Western Conference Player of the Weeks honors for week ending 11/4 (32.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists).

2000-2001:
Appeared in 68 games, averaging 28.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 40.9 minutes ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (4th), field goal percentage (.464/37th), free throw percentage (.853/18th), and minutes played (40.9/7th) ... Recorded a career-high-tying six steals 4/10 vs. Phoenix ... Registered eight double-doubles (points/rebounds) and two triple-doubles (points/rebounds/assists) on the season ... tallied 44 points, nine rebounds and a career-high-tying five blocked shots in playing the entire 48 minutes 2/2 vs. Charlotte ... Converted a franchise record 23 free throws (23-26) in tallying a game-high 47 points 1/30 against Cleveland ... Set a franchise record for most free throws converted in a half by making 17 free throws in the second half 1/30 at Cleveland ... Tallied the first triple-double of his career with 26 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 11 assists 1/15 vs. Vancouver ... Named NBA Player of the Month for December when he averaged 32.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 16 games ... Was ejected for the first time in his career after receiving two technical fouls 12/20 at L.A. Clippers ... Named NBA Player of the Week for games played between 12/18 and 12/24 (second time he has won the award) ... Scored 30+ points in 24 games, 35+ in 15 games and 40+ on six occasions ... Converted a career-high 20 field goals (20-26) 12/21 @ Houston ... Scored 40 points in a career-high 52 minutes 12/17 at Toronto ... Recorded career-highs in field goals attempted (35), and points (51) 12/6 @ Golden State ... Scored 30+ points in five consecutive games for the first time in his career 11/8 at San Antonio (32), 11/12 vs. Houston (37), 11/14 vs. Denver (31), 11/16 against Sacramento (31) and 11/18 at Denver (32) ... Missed 14 games due to various injuries (nine games - sore left foot; two games - viral infection; three games - moderately sprained right ankle).Appeared in 16 postseason games, averaging 29.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 43.4 minutes ... Played a postseason career-high 52 minutes 6/6 vs. Philadelphia ... In the Western Conference Finals against San Antonio, averaged 33.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 42.0 minutes (four games) ... Shot .514 (54-105) in the Western Conference Finals ... Handed out a postseason career-high 11 assists 5/27 vs. San Antonio ... Tallied postseason career-highs in points (48), rebounds (16), free throws made (17) and free throws attempted (19) 5/13 at Sacramento ... Recorded postseason career-highs in field goals made (19) and field goals attempted (35) 5/19 against San Antonio.

1999-2000:
Selected to the 1999-2000 All-NBA Second Team ... Named to the 1999-2000 NBA All-Interview Second Team ... Selected to the 1999-2000 NBA All-Defensive First Team ... Named the NBA Player of the Week (4/10 - 4/16), averaging 29.7 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds ... Tallied 33 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in a 106-103 OT win over Seattle on 4/10 ... Registered 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 90-89 win at Sacramento on 3/26 ... Recorded 28 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in a 109-101 win over Phoenix on 3/24 ... Posted a career-high 40 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a 109-106 win over Sacramento on 3/12 ... Tallied 30 points in a 109-92 win at Golden State on 3/9 ... Scored 31 points in a 101-85 win over Houston on 2/27 ... Netted 15 points as a starter in the 2000 NBA All-Star Game ... Totaled 25 points and 13 rebounds in a 95-86 win over Cleveland on 1/19 ... Scored 30 points (27 in the first half) in a 130-95 win over Denver on 1/10 ... Posted 31 points in a 110-100 win in Seattle on 1/8 ... Notched 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in a 118-101 win over the Clippers on 1/5 ... Recorded 28 points, 12 assists and 7 boards in a 97-88 win in Minnesota on 12/17 ... Registered 30 points and 7 rebounds in a 95-88 win in Atlanta on 12/16 ... Tallied 19 points and 6 rebounds in his first game after coming off the injured list on 12/1 ... Activated from the injured list on 12/1, after missing first 15 games of the season with a fracture of fourth metacarpal in his right hand

1998-1999:
Named to the 1998-99 All-NBA Third Team after leading the Lakers in steals (1.44 spg) and ranking 2nd on the team in scoring (19.9 ppg, 15th in the NBA) and free-throw percentage (.839, 20th) ... Logged 9 double-doubles and led the Lakers in scoring in 11 games ... Scored 19 of his 28 points in the 3rd quarter, adding 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots, in a 91-84 win over the Seattle SuperSonics on 5/2 ... Registered 25 points, a game-high 9 assists and 5 rebounds against the Seattle SuperSonics on 4/11 ... Recorded a game-high 29 points (11-20 FG, 7-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists in a 99-91 win over the New York Knicks on 3/28 ... Scored 33 of his career-high 38 points (15-24 FG) in the 2nd half, adding 4 assists and 3 rebounds, in a 113-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on 3/21 ... Scored 9 straight points in the 3rd quarter, totaling a game-high 32 points (11-19 FG, 10-12 FT), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots, in a 101-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on 3/3 ... Posted 26 points and career-highs of 13 rebounds and 9 assists against the Denver Nuggets on 2/22 ... Registered 23 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against the Seattle SuperSonics on 2/21 ... Notched 5 consecutive double-doubles to open the season, averaging 21.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.40 spg and 1.60 bpg, from 2/5 to 2/11

1997-1998:
Scored 25 points and added 3 assists in a 102-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on 4/19 ... Posted 20 points (7-11 FG) and 4 rebounds in a 117-105 victory over the New Jersey Nets on 4/2 ... Registered 23 points (8-12 FG, 5-5 FT), 3 rebounds and 3 assists in a 107-86 victory over the Denver Nuggets on 3/23 ... Recorded 21 points (7-10 FG, 7-8 FT), a team-high 7 assists and 4 rebounds in a 131-92 win over the Denver Nuggets on 2/19 ... Made his first start of the season, totaling 17 points and 4 rebounds, against the Portland Trail Blazers on 2/10 ... Posted a team-high 18 points and 6 rebounds, becoming the youngest All-Star in NBA history, in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game in New York ... Teamed with Lisa Leslie of the WNBA's L.A. Sparks in the inaugural Nestle Crunch All-Star 2ball during All-Star Saturday ... Registered 26 points (6-10 FG, 13-13 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in a 122-115 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on 2/4 ... Recorded 22 points, a career-high 7 assists and 3 rebounds in a 121-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on 1/30 ... Totaled 26 points and 5 rebounds against the New Jersey Nets on 1/28 ... Posted 25 points (7-12 FG, 3-4 3FG, 8-10 FT), 5 rebounds and 3 assists in a 119-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on 1/21 ... Registered 21 points (6-9 FG, 8-9 FT) and 5 rebounds in a 108-99 victory over the Miami Heat on 1/17 ... Scored a career-high 33 points, hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers, and grabbed 3 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls on 12/17 ... Recorded a game-high 30 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in a 119-89 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on 12/14 ... Totaled 27 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3FG, 9-10 FT) and 5 rebounds in a 119-102 win over the Houston Rockets on 12/12 ... Posted 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in a 119-102 victory over the L.A. Clippers on 11/23 ... Registered 25 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals in a 132-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on 11/9 ... Recorded 23 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in a 104-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on 10/31

1996-1997:
Playing at shooting guard, point guard and small forward, Bryant appeared in 71 games as a rookie, including six starts, and averaged 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.5 minutes ... He averaged 11.3 ppg in the last 13 games of the seaon and 12.4 ppg in the 26 games in which he played 20+ minutes ... He was chosen to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team ... Bryant scored a career-high 24 points, shooting 9-for-11 from the field, in a 109-85 win at Golden State on April 8 ... The 24 points were the most by a Laker reserve all season ... He scored in double figures 25 times and four times had 20+ points ... He ranked third on the team in free throw percentage at .819, fourth in three-pointers with 51 and fifth in three-point percentage at .375 ... He became the youngest player to ever start an NBA game on January 28 at Dallas, when he was 18 years, five months, five days ... He's the second-youngest player in NBA history, behind Portland's Jermaine O'Neal ... Bryant was one of the stars of the All-Star Weekend. He led all scorers in the Schick Rookie Game with an event-record 31 points, then came back to become the first Laker ever to win the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk later that night, posting a score of 49 out of a possible 50 in the final round ... Bryant appeared in all nine of the Lakers' playoff games in a reserve role, ranking fifth on the club in scoring at 8.2 ppg ... He scored 22 points in Game 3 of the First Round against Portland and 19 in Game 3 of the Conference Semifinals against Utah.

PRE-NBA:
Bryant was the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania schoolboy history with 2,883 points, breaking the marks of NBA legend and Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain (2,359 points) and former St. Joseph's player Carlin Warley (2,441 points) ... Bryant led his high school team to a 77-13 record in his last three seasons and was a four-year starter ... His father, Joe, played eight NBA seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers and Houston Rockets, and is a former assistant coach at La Salle ... As a senior at Lower Merion High School, Bryant was selected by USA Today and Parade Magazine as the National High School Player of the Year ... He was also named Naismith Player of the Year, Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the Year and to the McDonald's All-America Team. Bryant averaged 30.8 ppg, 12 rpg, 6.5 apg, four spg and 3.8 bpg ... He led Lower Merion to Class AAAA state title with a 31-3 record. Bryant scored a career-high 50 points vs. Marple Newtow and scored 34 points to go along with 15 rebounds, six assists and nine blocks to lead Lower Merion to District I Class AAA title over Chester ... He scored 117 points and was named Most Outstanding Player in Prestigious Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Personal

  • His parents named him after a type of steak (kobe) seen on a restaurant menu prior to his birth
  • Spent eight years of his childhood in Italy and is fluent in Italian
  • Has two older sisters, Sharia and Shaya
  • His father, Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant, averaged 8.7 ppg in 606 career games in the NBA
  • Lists "Star Wars" as his all-time favorite movie

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