Farewell, Kobe: 20 Times Kobe Bryant Thrilled Us
He was an 18-time All-Star, also an 11-time first team All-NBA player, two-time second team and two-time third team player. For fifteen years Bryant was considered one of the best 15 players in the league. The average NBA career length is 4.8 years. Bryant was one of the 15 best players, one of the six best guards, for 15 years. He has led the league in scoring twice, and he ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. After beginning his 20th season with the Lakers in 2015–16, he set an NBA record for the most seasons with the same team. That is something to celebrate.
There are a lot of what-ifs with Bryant’s career, all of which make you wonder what if he stayed with the game even longer. But wonder no more. Here are the 20 of the “Black Mamba’s” best plays on the court.
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