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Old 08-22-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Happy 29th Birthday Kobe Bryant









GO USA, GO BLACK MAMBA, and GO Mr. 81


Career highlights

3-time NBA Champion: 2000, 2001, 2002
2-time Scoring Champion: 2006, 2007
9-time NBA All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Has started in each of his appearances
9 consecutive appearances (No All-Star game in 1999 due to league-wide lock-out)
2-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2002, 2007
9-time All-NBA Selection:
First Team: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Second Team: 2000, 2001
Third Team: 1999, 2005
7-time All-Defensive Selection:
First Team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Second Team: 2001, 2002
NBA All-Rookie Second Team: 1997
NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Champion: 1997
NBA regular season leader in:
points: 2003 (2,461), 2006 (2,832, 7th in NBA history), 2007 (2,430)
points per game: 2006 (35.4, 9th in NBA history), 2007 (31.6)
field goals attempted: 2006 (2,173), 2007 (1,757)
field goals made: 2003 (868), 2006 (978), 2007 (813)
free throws attempted: 2007 (768)
free throws made: 2006 (696), 2007 (667)

2nd most points in a Game: 81 (January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors)


NBA milestones

Youngest player in NBA history to reach:

10,000 points (24 years, 194 days), set March 5, 2003 vs. the Indiana Pacers.
14,000 points (26 years, 240 days), set April 20, 2005 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.
15,000 points (27 years, 136 days), set January 6, 2006 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
16,000 points (27 years, 192 days), set March 3, 2006 vs. the Golden State Warriors.
17,000 points (28 years, 86 days), set November 17, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors.
18,000 points (28 years, 156 days), set January 26, 2007 vs. the Charlotte Bobcats.[1]
19,000 points (28 years, 223 days), set April 3, 2007 vs. the Denver Nuggets.
Youngest player to start an NBA game (18 years, 158 days), making his first start for the Los Angeles Lakers on January 28, 1997.
Youngest player to start an NBA All-Star Game (19 years, 175 days), making his debut at the 48th annual All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 8, 1998.
Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Defensive Team (1999-2000)[2]
Youngest Slam Dunk champion (18 years, 175 days), after winning the contest at the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend.

NBA records

Kobe Bryant holds or shares seven NBA records:

Most three-point field goals made, one game: 12 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics; shared with Donyell Marshall)[3]
Most three-point field goals made, one half: 8 (March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards; shared with 5 players).[3]
Most consecutive three-point field goals made, one game: 9 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics; shared with Latrell Sprewell and Ben Gordon).[4]
Most free throws made, one quarter: 14 (3rd quarter, December 20, 2005 vs. Dallas Mavericks; shared with 5 players).[5][6]
Most free throws attempted, one quarter: 16 (3rd quarter, December 20, 2005 vs. Dallas Mavericks; shared with 6 players).[5][6]
Holds shot-clock era records for:
Greatest percentage of own team's point total (66.4% of the Lakers' 122 points) (set on January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors).[citation needed]
Greatest percentage of both teams' combined point total (35.8% of the Lakers' and Raptors' 226 points) (Also set on January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors).[citation needed]

Lakers franchise records

Kobe Bryant holds or shares 28 Los Angeles Lakers franchise records:

Points
Season: 2,832 (2005-06; 7th highest NBA single season scoring output of all-time)
Game: 81 (January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors)[7]
Half: 55 (2nd half, January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors).[7]
Quarter: 30 (twice, most recently on November 30, 2006 in 3rd quarter vs. Utah Jazz)[7]
Games scoring 50 points or more, all-time: 21[2]
Games scoring 50 points or more, season: 10 (2006-07)[2]
Games scoring 40 points or more, season: 27 (2005-06)[8]
Consecutive games of 50 points or more: 4 (March 16–23 2007)[9]
Consecutive games of 40 points or more: 9 (February 6–February 23, 2003)[10]
Consecutive games of 20 points or more, season: 62 (December 9, 2005–April 19, 2006)
Field goals made
Half: 18 (2nd half, January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors).[11]
Quarter: 11 (February 2, 1999 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[12]
Free throws made
Game: 23 (twice, most recently on January 31, 2006 vs. New York Knicks).[13]
Half: 16 (January 30, 2001 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)[14]
Quarter: 14 (3rd quarter, December 20, 2005 vs. Dallas Mavericks)[15]
Quarter, playoffs: 11 (tied with 3 players; May 8, 1997 vs. Utah Jazz).[16]
Consecutive: 62 (January 11–22, 2006).[7]
Three-point field goals made and attempted
All-time: 936 (1996–present)[17]
All-time, playoffs: 145 (1996–present)[18]
Game: 12 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[4]
Half: 8 (1st half, March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards).[19]
Consecutive: 9 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[4]
All-time, playoffs: 410 (1996–present)[20]
Season: 518 (2005-06)[17]
Game: 18 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[4]
Steals
Half: 6 (tied with 3 players; February 13, 2006 vs. Utah Jazz).[21]
Quarter, playoffs: 3 (tied with 6 players; May 17, 1999 vs. San Antonio Spurs).[22]

Other awards and achievements

1996 Naismith High School Player of the Year[23]
1996 Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the Year[23]
1996 McDonald's High School All-American[23]
1996 USA Today All-USA First Team[23]
1995 Adidas ABCD Camp Senior MVP[23]
Named to the USA Today All-Time All-USA First Team in 2003.[23]
USA Today and Parade Magazine's 1996 National High School Player of the Year with a seasonal average of 30.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game.[17]
Led Lower Merion High School to a 31-3 record, including 27 straight wins, and the PIAA Class AAAA state title as a senior (1996).[17]
The all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania school history with 2,883 points.[17]
Had his Lower Merion High School number 33 retired a few years ago.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Kobe's birthday is Aug 23rd, not 22nd
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:00 AM   #3
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Kobe's birthday is Aug 23rd, not 22nd

It is Technically August 23 here in the Philippines.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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I could have sworn he was turning 30?

Edit: Guess not.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:08 AM   #5
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HBD to the future G.O.A.T.!!!

24 > 23
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:24 AM   #6
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Wow Time Flies
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:28 AM   #7
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Glad he decided, at this age, that it was worth it to play for his country :rollingeyes:
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:30 AM   #8
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HBD to the future G.O.A.T.!!!

24 > 23



STFU.


You brainless idiot.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #9
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STFU.


You brainless idiot.

Isn't 24 > 23?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:44 AM   #10
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Wow. I never realized I shared a birthday with Bryant.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #11
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HBD to the future G.O.A.T.!!!

24 > 23

wow... It took me a really long time to process that in my brain... I was thinking the wrong way... I was like why is he talking about august 24th and august 23rd (because some of the previous posts were on the dates)... but yea 24 is > 23...
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:58 AM   #12
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Isn't 24 > 23?


By number,yes...but your post IMO means...KB 24>MJ 23.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:03 AM   #13
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By number,yes...but your post IMO means...KB 24>MJ 23.

Well that's what happens when you try reading into things.

p.s. I'm waiting for an apology for calling me a "brainless idiot."
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:38 AM   #14
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Career Highlights as the LEADING MAN:

2 first round exits, one year missing the playoffs alltogether
-subpar seasons, meaningless scoring outbursts

What a career!
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:51 AM   #15
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Career Highlights as the LEADING MAN:

2 first round exits, one year missing the playoffs alltogether
-subpar seasons, meaningless scoring outbursts

What a career!

Kobe's 2 first round playoff exits > your entire life
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