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BRYANT#24

GUARD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GP
MIN
PTS
RPG
0
APG
0
FG%
HEIGHT
6'6"
WEIGHT
212 lbs
AGE
40
COLLEGE
NONE
DRAFTED
1996: R1 13th
YEARS PRO
22
917d | RotoWire

News

Bryant registered an NBA season-high 60 points (22-50 FG, 6-21 3Pt, 10-12 FT), four rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block over 42 minutes in Wednesday's season-ending 101-96 victory over the Jazz.

Impact

In the final NBA game of his career, Bryant couldn't have asked for a better possible ending, as he put on a show to remember for the Staples Center crowd that had feted him for 20 seasons. Bryant shook off some early jitters from the field to catch fire by the second half of the first quarter, finishing with 15 points in the period. He also came up clutch when it mattered most, pouring in 23 of his 60 points in the final quarter to aid the Lakers to a comeback victory. Of course, the 60-point outburst came with plenty of caveats. For one, the Jazz, who were eliminated from the postseason minutes before Wednesday's contest started, weren't exactly playing with much motivation and rested their top two rim protectors, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, which presented little resistance for Bryant as he drove to the tin. And secondly, Bryant's Lakers teammates fed him the rock incessantly throughout the night, as he needed a whopping 50 shots -- a single-game record in the modern era -- to get his point total. In that sense, Bryant's final game was a microcosm of his polarizing career; his supporters surely reveled in the 37-year-old's dedication to take the game into his own hands, while his detractors likely viewed the finale as the ultimate embodiment of his lack of efficiency and unwillingness to keep his teammates involved. The debate regarding Bryant's legacy figures to continue well into his retirement, but there's no denying that the 18-time All-Star was one of the top players of his era and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Among a long list of achievements, Bryant will end his career as the third-leading scorer in NBA history, a five-time NBA champion, and a two-time NBA Finals MVP.


Date Opp Result MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
04/13 vs UTA W 101-96 42 60 4 4 1 1 1 2
04/11 at OKC L 79-112 19 13 1 0 1 0 2 2
04/10 at HOU L 110-130 27 35 2 1 2 0 1 4
04/8 at NO L 102-110 22 14 3 4 1 0 0 2
04/6 vs LAC L 81-91 28 17 3 1 1 0 1 1
Average: 27.6 27.8 2.6 2.5 1.2 1 1.3 2.2
Season Team GP MIN FG% FT% 3PT% PTs REB AST STL BLK TO
1996-97 LAL 71 15.5 .417 .819 .375 7.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.6
1997-98 LAL 79 26.0 .428 .794 .341 15.4 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.5 2.0
1998-99 LAL 50 37.9 .465 .839 .267 19.9 5.3 3.8 1.4 1.0 3.1
1999-00 LAL 66 38.2 .468 .821 .319 22.5 6.3 4.9 1.6 0.9 2.8
2000-01 LAL 68 40.9 .464 .853 .305 28.5 5.9 5.0 1.7 0.6 3.2
2001-02 LAL 80 38.3 .469 .829 .250 25.2 5.5 5.5 1.5 0.4 2.8
2002-03 LAL 82 41.5 .451 .843 .383 30.0 6.9 5.9 2.2 0.8 3.5
2003-04 LAL 65 37.7 .438 .852 .327 24.0 5.5 5.1 1.7 0.4 2.6
2004-05 LAL 66 40.7 .433 .816 .339 27.6 5.9 6.0 1.3 0.8 4.1
2005-06 LAL 80 41.0 .450 .850 .347 35.4 5.3 4.5 1.8 0.4 3.1
2006-07 LAL 77 40.8 .463 .868 .344 31.6 5.7 5.4 1.4 0.5 3.3
2007-08 LAL 82 38.9 .459 .840 .361 28.3 6.3 5.4 1.8 0.5 3.1
2008-09 LAL 82 36.1 .467 .856 .351 26.8 5.2 4.9 1.5 0.5 2.6
2009-10 LAL 73 38.8 .456 .811 .329 27.0 5.4 5.0 1.5 0.3 3.2
2010-11 LAL 82 33.9 .451 .828 .323 25.3 5.1 4.7 1.2 0.1 3.0
2011-12 LAL 58 38.5 .430 .845 .303 27.9 5.4 4.6 1.2 0.3 3.5
2012-13 LAL 78 38.6 .463 .839 .324 27.3 5.6 6.0 1.4 0.3 3.7
2013-14 LAL 6 29.5 .425 .857 .188 13.8 4.3 6.3 1.2 0.2 5.7
2014-15 LAL 35 34.5 .373 .813 .293 22.3 5.7 5.6 1.3 0.2 3.7
2015-16 LAL 66 28.2 .358 .826 .285 17.6 3.7 2.8 0.9 0.2 2.0
Average: 36.1 .447 .837 .329 25.0 5.2 4.7 1.4 0.5 3.0
Season Team GP MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
1996-97 LAL 9 14.8 8.2 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.2 23 1.6
1997-98 LAL 11 20.0 8.7 1.9 1.5 0.3 0.7 28 1.0
1998-99 LAL 8 39.4 19.8 6.9 4.6 1.9 1.3 24 3.9
1999-00 LAL 22 39.0 21.1 4.5 4.4 1.5 1.5 89 2.5
2000-01 LAL 16 43.4 29.4 7.3 6.1 1.6 0.8 53 3.2
2001-02 LAL 19 43.8 26.6 5.8 4.6 1.4 0.9 65 2.8
2002-03 LAL 12 44.3 32.1 5.1 5.2 1.2 0.1 35 3.5
2003-04 LAL 22 44.2 24.5 4.7 5.5 1.9 0.3 59 2.8
2005-06 LAL 7 44.9 27.9 6.3 5.1 1.1 0.4 25 4.7
2006-07 LAL 5 43.0 32.8 5.2 4.4 1.0 0.4 10 4.4
2007-08 LAL 21 41.1 30.1 5.7 5.6 1.7 0.4 59 3.3
2008-09 LAL 23 40.9 30.2 5.3 5.5 1.7 0.9 59 2.6
2009-10 LAL 23 40.1 29.2 6.0 5.5 1.3 0.7 75 3.4
2010-11 LAL 10 35.4 22.8 3.4 3.3 1.6 0.3 23 3.1
2011-12 LAL 12 39.7 30.0 4.8 4.3 1.3 0.2 33 2.8
Average: 15 38.3 24.9 4.9 4.5 1.3 0.6 44 3