KOBE BRYANT THRU THE YEARS


Kobe Bryant played his final game on Wednesday night, retiring from the NBA as one of the most decorated players the game has seen.

He went out with a 60-point outing against the Jazz, marking the sixth 60-point game of his career. The six games are second most all time behind Wilt Chamberlain's 32 such games.

As Bryant calls it a career, we take a look back at his accomplishments and the numbers behind his 20 years as a pro.

Additional Bryant facts

Bryant is tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tim Duncan for the most All-NBA selections all time with 15.

Three of his five titles came when he wore jersey No. 8, but his lone MVP season was in a No. 24 jersey.

Bryant is the only player in the last 50 seasons with four straight 50-point games, which he did in March 2007. Michael Jordan is the only other player in the last 50 seasons with even three straight 50-point games, doing so in April 1987. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Chamberlain with a career-long streak of seven in December 1961 is the only other player with more than three in NBA history.

Bryant is one of five players in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons, and is the only guard on the list. The rest include Kevin Garnett, Robert Parish, Kevin Willis and Abdul-Jabbar.