Kobe Bryant has given us countless memories and memorable moments throughout his storied career. Coming straight from high school in 1996, Kobe has now become the longest tenured Laker in franchise history. That is saying a lot considering the special franchise; full of it’s all-time great players. Mike Trudell from Lakers.com has more:
With L.A.’s win over New Orleans on March 27, Kobe Bryant became the longest tenured player in Lakers history.
Bryant has now appeared in 1,094 games for the Purple and Gold in his 15 seasons dating back to 1996-97, surpassing the 1,093 games played by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bryant also holds the franchise mark for most games played in the postseason (198).
In his storied NBA career, Bryant has averaged 25.3 points per game to climb all the way up to 6th on the league’s all-time scoring chart. He’s also contributed 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals while winning five championships and two Finals MVP awards, plus being named to All-NBA teams in 12 straight seasons, All-Defensive teams 10 times, and an All-Star starter 13 straight times with a record-tying four All-Star MVP’s.
Bryant is 32 years old.