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#1 Ko8e 81_KB24 MVP

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 09:35 AM

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#2 netlord

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 09:55 AM

I thought I was going to see some statistics... :whistle:
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#3 Louizzle

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 10:02 AM

I thought he was going to elaborate on this... guess not lol

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#4 Icker

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 10:30 AM

Not true, Kareem is and Magic would of if he didn't catch HIV

#5 LALDynasty

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 03:35 PM

I agree...though I hope it is a long while before mamba retires.
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#6 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 03:57 PM

Haha I was expecting an article or something. :lol:

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#7 Cooleo

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 04:08 PM

old news

#8 last stand 2.0

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 08:12 PM

4 more championships then we'll talk

as the oracle once told me

Phil jackson: "i can only show you the door, but only you can open it

later that day

Kobe: "Am I the one"

Oracle: "you've got the gift but it seems like you're waiting for something"
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#9 boogs

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 11:16 PM

4 more championships then we'll talk


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i just hope that what we saw last season was just the tip of the iceberg :rock:

#10 Kellz

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 11:18 PM

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#11 Synergy

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 11:22 PM

Greatest? Not sure about that yet but definitely 2nd.
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#12 Michaelyumm

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 11:43 PM

* 3-time NBA champion: 2000, 2001, 2002[2][3][4]
* 1-time NBA Most Valuable Player: 2008[5][6]
* 2-time scoring champion: 2006, 2007[7]
* 10-time NBA All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008[1]

* Has started in each of his appearances
* 10 consecutive appearances (No All-Star game in 1999 due to a league-wide lock-out)[1][8]

* 2-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2002, 2007[9][10]
* 10-time All-NBA selection:

* First team: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008[11][12]
* Second team: 2000, 2001[11][12]
* Third team: 1999, 2005[11][12]

* 8-time All-Defensive selection:

* First team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008[13][14]
* Second team: 2001, 2002[13][14]

* NBA All-Rookie selection:

* Second team: 1997[15][16]

* NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion: 1997[17]
* NBA regular season leader:

* points: 2003 (2,461), 2006 (2,832, 7th in NBA history[18]), 2007 (2,430), 2008 (2,323)[1]
* points per game: 2006 (35.4, 8th in NBA history[19]), 2007 (31.6)[1]
* field goals attempted: 2006 (2,173), 2007 (1,757), 2008 (1,690)[1]
* field goals made: 2003 (868), 2006 (978), 2007 (813)[1]
* free throws attempted: 2007 (768)[1]
* free throws made: 2006 (696), 2007 (667)[1]

* 2nd most points in a game: 81 (January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors)[20][21]

[edit] NBA records

Kobe Bryant shares two NBA records:

* Most three-point field goals made, one game: 12 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics; shared with Donyell Marshall)[22]
* Most three-point field goals made, one half: 8 (March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards; shared with 5 other players).[22][23]

* Youngest player to score 15,000 points: (27 years, 136 days)
* Youngest player to score 20,000 points: (29 years, 122 days)[24]

* surpassing Wilt Chamberlain, the previous holder of the record.[24]
* Bryant also became one of the only three players to reach the milestone under the age of 30. The other two are Chamberlain (29 years, 134 days)[24] and Michael Jordan (29 years, 326 days).[25]

* Youngest Slam Dunk champion: (18 years, 175 days), after winning the contest at the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend.
* Youngest player to be named to the NBA All-Defensive Team: (1999–00)[26]
* Youngest player to start a game: (18 years, 158 days)[27]

[edit] Records previously held

* Youngest player to score 10,000 points: (24 years, 193 days)[27][28]

* surpassed by LeBron James (23 years, 59 days) on February 27, 2008.[29]

[edit] Los Angeles Lakers franchise records

Kobe Bryant holds or shares 30 Lakers franchise records:

* Points

* Season: 2,832 (2005–06)[1]
* Game: 81 (January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors)[20][21]
* Half: 55 (2nd half, January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors).[20]
* Quarter: 30 (twice, most recently on November 30, 2006 in 3rd quarter vs. Utah Jazz)[20]
* Games scoring 50 points or more, career: 23[26]
* Games scoring 50 points or more, season: 10 (2006–07)[26]
* Games scoring 40 points or more, career: 92[30]
* Games scoring 40 points or more, season: 27 (2005–06)[31]
* Consecutive games of 50 points or more: 4 (March 16–March 23, 2007)[32]
* Consecutive games of 40 points or more: 9 (February 6–February 23, 2003)[33][26]
o tied with Michael Jordan (1986–87) and surpassed by Wilt Chamberlain (14 consecutive games twice in 1961–62 and 10 consecutive games in 1962–63)[33]

* Field goals made

* Half: 18 (2nd half, January 22, 2006 vs. Toronto Raptors).[34]
* Quarter: 11 (February 2, 1999 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[35]

* Free throws made

* Game: 23 (twice, most recently on January 31, 2006 vs. New York Knicks).[36]
* Game, playoffs: 21 (May 4, 2008 vs. Utah Jazz).[37]
* Half: 16 (January 30, 2001 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)[38]
* Quarter: 14 (3rd quarter, December 20, 2005 vs. Dallas Mavericks)[39]
* Quarter, playoffs: 11 (tied with 3 players; May 8, 1997 vs. Utah Jazz).[40]
* Consecutive: 62 (January 11–January 22, 2006).[20]

* Three-point field goals made and attempted

* Career: 1,086 (1996–present)[27]
* Career, playoffs: 177 (1996–present)[41]
* Game: 12 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[42]
* Half: 8 (1st half, March 28, 2003 vs. Washington Wizards).[43]
* Consecutive: 9 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[42]
* Career attempts: 3,192 (1996–present)[27]
* Career attempts, playoffs: 410 (1996–present)[44]
* Season attempts: 518 (2005–06)[27]
* Game attempts: 18 (January 7, 2003 vs. Seattle SuperSonics).[42]

* Steals

* Half: 6 (tied with 3 players; February 13, 2006 vs. Utah Jazz).[45]
* Quarter, playoffs: 3 (tied with 6 players; May 17, 1999 vs. San Antonio Spurs).[46]

[edit] Others

* Gold Medal with Team USA, Tournament of Americas Olympic Qualifiers
* Gold medal with Team USA, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
* Gold medal with Team USA, 2008 Summer Olympic Games
* 1996 Naismith High School Player of the Year[47]
* 1996 Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the Year[47]
* 1996 McDonald's High School All-American[47]
* 1996 USA Today All-USA First Team[47]
* 1995 Adidas ABCD Camp Senior MVP[47]
* Named to the USA Today All-Time All-USA First Team in 2003.[48]
* USA Today and PARADE'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.[27]
* Led Lower Merion High School to a 31–3 record, including 27 straight wins, and the PIAA Class AAAA state title as a senior. The Aces defeated Erie Cathedral Prep 48–43 to take home the gold (1996).[27]
* The all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania school history with 2,883 points.[27]
* Had his Lower Merion High School number 33 retired on January 26, 2002.[49]
* ESPY Awards

* 2002 Outstanding Team Award (Los Angeles Lakers)
* 2006 Under Armour Undeniable Performance Award (Kobe Bryant's 81 Points)
* 2008 Best NBA Player (Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers)[50]



#13 Michaelyumm

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 11:43 PM

^ that explains why hes the best and will always be the best

#14 netlord

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Posted October 06, 2008 - 12:58 AM

I still think Kareem and Magic are a step above, Kobe still has time.
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#15 lyk13

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Posted October 06, 2008 - 03:56 AM

I dun like ranking greatest using numbers....>.< Laker greats imo are No.1 :rock:




#16 Real Deal

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Posted October 06, 2008 - 06:06 AM

1) Michael Jordan
2) Kobe Bryant
3) LeBron James

That's your top three in 20 years.




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