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Kobe Bryant
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Team: Los AngelesHeight: 6-6 Born: 8/23/1978
Position: GWeight: 205 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 13th pick by Hornets (1996)


Latest News
July 19 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST21:42 UAE19:4213:42 ET12:42 PM CT16:42 - Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports.
Analysis: Bryant turns 36 next month and is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years. He was limited to just six games last season because of two major leg injuries, leaving him with the kind of idle time he never had before in his career.
Jan. 5 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)03:4421:44 ET8:44 PM CT0:44 - While Kobe Bryant heals from his latest injury, he has an unusual message for the fans who select the NBA All-Star game's starters: Don't vote for me.
Analysis: After playing just six games in an injury-plagued season, the Los Angeles Lakers' 15-time All-Star guard is hoping fans elect younger, more deserving players to start next month's showcase in New Orleans.
Dec. 19 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST1:27 UAE (+1)22:2716:27 ET3:27 PM CT19:27 - Bryant won't be back on the court for the Lakers this season.
Analysis: The Lakers said Bryant was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that the injury that has kept Bryant out of the lineup still hasn't healed. Bryant is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.
Dec. 17 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)03:5921:59 ET8:59 PM CT0:59 - Bryant scored 21 points in his sixth game of the season, and the Los Angeles Lakers closed out a four-game road trip with a 96-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bryant, who was 4 of 14 for eight points in the loss in Atlanta on Monday, was active right from the start in Memphis. He missed his first two shots and had two quick turnovers. But he hit four of his first eight shots before going to the locker room apparently to help keep warm rather than just chillin' on the bench. Slowly but surely, the legendary Bryant is finding his fantasy groove.
Dec. 15 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Bryant posted his best line since debuting last week, finishing with 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Saturday's 88-85 win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Bryant only figures to get better with time. Fantasy owners may be running out of time to buy low on the future Hall of Famer.
Dec. 14 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET5:50 GMT13:50 10:50 PM MST12:50 AM EST9:50 UAE06:500:50 ET11:50 PM CT3:50 - Bryant had an underwhelming four points on 2-of-6 shooting in Friday's loss at Oklahoma City, though he also dished out 13 assists.
Analysis: Turnovers continue to be a problem for Bryant, who has 18 in his three games. He's also shooting only 38.5 percent.
Dec. 11 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Bryant finished with 20 points in Tuesday's 114-108 loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: After a disappointing debut, Bryant shot 6 of 11 against the Suns and went 7 of 8 from the foul line. He figures to get stronger as the season progresses.
Dec. 9 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET6:43 GMT14:43 11:43 PM MST1:43 AM EST10:43 UAE07:431:43 ET12:43 AM CT4:43 - Bryant was 2 of 9 from the field with nine points, eight rebounds and four assists in nearly 28 minutes of action as he made his season debut in Sunday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Patient fantasy owners should remain patient and not panic. The revamped Lakers will become more acclimated to playing with Kobe and it's unlikely that Bryant's shooting stroke disappeared completely.
Nov. 25 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST20:00 UAE17:0011:00 ET10:00 AM CT14:00 - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Bryant to a 2-year contract extension.
Analysis: Bryant hasn't played this season as he recovers from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April. He's the Lakers all-time leading scorer and currently ranks fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Nov. 19 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST1:25 UAE (+1)22:2516:25 ET3:25 PM CT19:25 - The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. The team posted a dramatic video on its Facebook page Friday indicating Bryant will be back for the game.
Analysis: Bryant hasn't played this season while recovering a torn Achilles tendon. He had surgery in April. Los Angeles signed the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history to a two-year contract extension last week. Bryant's new deal is reportedly worth $48.5 million and takes him into his 20th season with the Lakers.
Oct. 9 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST23:55 UAE21:5515:55 ET2:55 PM CT18:55 - Bryant has returned to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since he tore his Achilles' tendon seven months ago.
Analysis: Bryant rejoined practice Saturday with the Lakers. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hadn't worked out with his teammates since getting hurt in April during a game against Golden State. He has been running on a treadmill for several weeks, but had done few basketball workouts. Bryant has given no timetable for his return to the court, but had previously said he'll need significant practice time before getting into game shape.
Oct. 3 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST1:43 UAE (+1)23:4317:43 ET4:43 PM CT20:43 - Bryant is heading overseas to have a medical procedure unrelated to the torn Achilles tendon he sustained in April. The Los Angeles Lakers said Thursday that Bryant is expected to return early next week.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Times on Thursday cited people with knowledge of the situation as saying that Bryant was going to Germany this time. He was having a knee procedure that involves removing blood from the affected area and spinning it in a centrifuge. Molecules that cause inflammatory responses are then removed to create a serum that is injected back into the affected area.
July 20 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST2:59 UAE (+1)00:5918:59 ET5:59 PM CT21:59 - Two NBA championship rings that Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities. Goldin Auctions said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531 in the monthlong auction that closed early Saturday morning.
Analysis: A 2000 Lakers championship ring gifted by Bryant to his father, Joe, sold for $174,184. A ring given to his mother, Pamela, from the same championship season went for $108,153. Bryant had filed a suit against the auction company, saying his mother didn't have the right to sell the items. A settlement was reached last month allowing six items to be auctioned after the five-time NBA champion's parents apologized to their son and thanked him for his financial support.
July 10 5:55 PM PT6:55 PM MT7:55 PM CT8:55 PM ET0:55 GMT8:55 5:55 PM MST7:55 PM EST4:55 UAE (+1)02:5520:55 ET7:55 PM CT23:55 - Bryant is working hard to get back on the court and not wasting any time thinking about Dwight Howard.
Analysis: Bryant says his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon is ``progressing faster than anybody expected,'' though he won't start shooting again until next month. Last week, he joined the Lakers in their meeting with Howard, who eventually chose Houston instead of re-signing in Los Angeles. Bryant says Wednesday he doesn't know why Howard left. "You think once a guy decides to go someplace else I'm going to waste my time trying to figure out why that happened."

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
96-97 LAL 71 15.5 7.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.6 .417 .375 .819
97-98 LAL 79 26.0 15.4 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.5 2.0 .428 .341 .794
98-99 LAL 50 37.9 19.9 5.3 3.8 1.4 1.0 3.1 .465 .267 .839
99-00 LAL 66 38.2 22.5 6.3 4.9 1.6 0.9 2.8 .468 .319 .821
00-01 LAL 68 40.9 28.5 5.9 5.0 1.7 0.6 3.2 .464 .305 .853
01-02 LAL 80 38.3 25.2 5.5 5.5 1.5 0.4 2.8 .469 .250 .829
02-03 LAL 82 41.5 30.0 6.9 5.9 2.2 0.8 3.5 .451 .383 .843
03-04 LAL 65 37.6 24.0 5.5 5.1 1.7 0.4 2.6 .438 .327 .852
04-05 LAL 66 40.7 27.6 5.9 6.0 1.3 0.8 4.1 .433 .339 .816
05-06 LAL 80 41.0 35.4 5.3 4.5 1.8 0.4 3.1 .450 .347 .850
06-07 LAL 77 40.8 31.6 5.7 5.4 1.4 0.5 3.3 .463 .344 .868
07-08 LAL 82 38.9 28.3 6.3 5.4 1.8 0.5 3.1 .459 .361 .840
08-09 LAL 82 36.1 26.8 5.2 4.9 1.5 0.5 2.6 .467 .351 .856
09-10 LAL 73 38.8 27.0 5.4 5.0 1.5 0.3 3.2 .456 .329 .811
10-11 LAL 82 33.9 25.3 5.1 4.7 1.2 0.1 3.0 .451 .323 .828
11-12 LAL 58 38.5 27.9 5.4 4.6 1.2 0.3 3.5 .430 .303 .845
12-13 LAL 78 38.6 27.3 5.6 6.0 1.4 0.3 3.7 .463 .324 .839
13-14 LAL 6 29.5 13.8 4.3 6.3 1.2 0.2 5.7 .425 .188 .857
Career 1245 36.6 25.5 5.3 4.8 1.5 0.5 3.0 .454 .335 .838

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
96-97 LAL  71 1103 176 422 51 136 136 166 47 132 91 49 23 112 539
97-98 LAL  79 2056 391 913 75 220 363 457 79 242 199 74 40 157 1220
98-99 LAL  50 1896 362 779 27 101 245 292 53 264 190 72 50 157 996
99-00 LAL  66 2524 554 1183 46 144 331 403 108 416 323 106 62 182 1485
00-01 LAL  68 2783 701 1510 61 200 475 557 104 399 338 114 43 220 1938
01-02 LAL  80 3063 749 1597 33 132 488 589 112 441 438 118 35 223 2019
02-03 LAL  82 3401 868 1924 124 324 601 713 106 564 481 181 67 288 2461
03-04 LAL  65 2447 516 1178 71 217 454 533 103 359 330 112 28 171 1557
04-05 LAL  66 2689 573 1324 131 387 542 664 95 392 398 86 53 270 1819
05-06 LAL  80 3276 978 2173 180 518 696 819 71 425 360 147 30 250 2832
06-07 LAL  77 3140 813 1757 137 398 667 768 75 439 413 111 36 255 2430
07-08 LAL  82 3192 775 1690 150 415 623 742 94 517 441 151 40 257 2323
08-09 LAL  82 2960 800 1712 118 336 483 564 90 429 399 120 37 210 2201
09-10 LAL  73 2835 716 1569 99 301 439 541 78 391 365 113 20 233 1970
10-11 LAL  82 2779 740 1639 115 356 483 583 83 419 388 99 12 243 2078
11-12 LAL  58 2232 574 1336 87 287 381 451 66 313 264 69 18 204 1616
12-13 LAL  78 3013 738 1595 132 407 525 626 66 433 469 106 25 287 2133
13-14 LAL  6 177 31 73 3 16 18 21 2 26 38 7 1 34 83
Career 1245 45566 11055 24374 1640 4895 7950 9489 1432 6601 5925 1835 620 3753 31700

Postseason Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
96-97 LAL 9 14.8 8.2 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.2 1.6 .382 .261 .867
97-98 LAL 11 20.0 8.7 1.9 1.5 0.3 0.7 1.0 .408 .214 .689
98-99 LAL 8 39.4 19.8 6.9 4.6 1.9 1.3 3.9 .430 .348 .800
99-00 LAL 22 39.0 21.1 4.5 4.4 1.5 1.5 2.5 .442 .344 .754
00-01 LAL 16 43.4 29.4 7.3 6.1 1.6 0.8 3.2 .469 .324 .821
01-02 LAL 19 43.8 26.6 5.8 4.6 1.4 0.9 2.8 .434 .379 .759
02-03 LAL 12 44.3 32.1 5.1 5.2 1.2 0.1 3.5 .432 .403 .827
03-04 LAL 22 44.2 24.5 4.7 5.5 1.9 0.3 2.8 .413 .247 .813
05-06 LAL 7 44.9 27.9 6.3 5.1 1.1 0.4 4.7 .497 .400 .771
06-07 LAL 5 43.0 32.8 5.2 4.4 1.0 0.4 4.4 .462 .357 .919
07-08 LAL 21 41.1 30.1 5.7 5.6 1.7 0.4 3.3 .479 .302 .809
08-09 LAL 23 40.9 30.2 5.3 5.5 1.7 0.9 2.6 .457 .349 .883
09-10 LAL 23 40.1 29.2 6.0 5.5 1.3 0.7 3.4 .458 .374 .842
10-11 LAL 10 35.4 22.8 3.4 3.3 1.6 0.3 3.1 .446 .293 .820
11-12 LAL 12 39.7 30.0 4.8 4.3 1.3 0.2 2.8 .439 .283 .832
Career 220 39.3 25.6 5.1 4.7 1.4 0.7 2.9 .448 .331 .816

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
96-97 LAL  9 133 21 55 6 23 26 30 1 11 11 3 2 14 74
97-98 LAL  11 220 31 76 3 14 31 45 7 21 16 3 8 11 96
98-99 LAL  8 315 61 142 8 23 28 35 13 55 37 15 10 31 158
99-00 LAL  22 857 174 394 22 64 95 126 26 98 97 32 32 55 465
00-01 LAL  16 694 168 358 11 34 124 151 29 116 97 25 12 51 471
01-02 LAL  19 833 187 431 22 58 110 145 28 111 87 27 17 54 506
02-03 LAL  12 531 137 317 25 62 86 104 16 61 62 14 1 42 385
03-04 LAL  22 973 190 460 24 97 135 166 18 104 121 42 7 61 539
05-06 LAL  7 314 72 145 14 35 37 48 4 44 36 8 3 33 195
06-07 LAL  5 215 60 130 10 28 34 37 1 26 22 5 2 22 164
07-08 LAL  21 863 222 463 32 106 157 194 18 119 117 35 8 70 633
08-09 LAL  23 940 242 530 37 106 174 197 19 123 126 38 21 59 695
09-10 LAL  23 923 234 511 49 131 154 183 26 138 126 31 16 79 671
10-11 LAL  10 354 83 186 12 41 50 61 8 34 33 16 3 31 228
11-12 LAL  12 476 132 301 17 60 79 95 16 58 52 16 2 34 360
Career 220 8641 2014 4499 292 882 1320 1617 230 1119 1040 310 144 647 5640

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