In wake of this legend’s untimely passing, today’s infographic will focus on the career stats of all-time basketball great, the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant. Bryant played his entire professional career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the most successful teams in sports. Without a doubt, in the twenty seasons that he was a member of the team, he also racked up some legendary numbers. This infographic highlights many of the reasons why Kobe Bryant is considered by many to be not only one of the greatest to don the purple and gold, but one of the greatest to ever play the game.
From excellent individual stats to multiple championships, Kobe’s resume seems to have it all. Beyond these stats, Kobe is perhaps more memorable due to being an absolute highlight reel of a player and delivering when it mattered most. Who could forget Kobe’s retirement game against the Utah Jazz where, in a thrilling conclusion to his career, Bryant dropped 60 points and helped seal the game with various clutch plays? Or how about the time when Kobe scored the second most points ever in a single game with 81(!) points against the Toronto Raptors? Moments like these pushed Kobe Bryant into the upper echelon of NBA greats.
Outside of basketball, Kobe pursued many endeavors. He was a rapper, a businessman, an Oscar-winning producer, and beyond all of that, he was a family man. Kobe Bryant will forever have a place in many peoples’ hearts, Lakers fan or not.