LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Kobe Bryant is considered by many as one of the greatest basketball players ever and the milestones and achievements in his career could make any athlete envious.
Bryant scored 33,643 points in his career, ranking in the top five ahead of NBA legend Michael Jordan (32,292) and right behind current star LeBron James.
Bryant also had the third most 50-point performances with 24.
He is also in the top five in playoff points with more than 5,600 points scored. Additionally, he is the owner of the second-highest scoring output in NBA history when he scored 81 points against the Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.
This past Friday was the 15-year anniversary of that performance.
Bryant was also a five-time champion, won NBA Finals MVP twice and played in the All-Star Game 18 times.
He will soon be enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The NBA announced in late November that the Lakers legend will be inducted into the hall this May.
Bryant will be joined by other basketball greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, who were a couple of his on-court rivals.
The “Black Mamba” came into the league at 18 years of age and played 20 years with the Lakers before he retired in 2016. He scored 60 points in his final game at Staples Center.
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