Update: Kobe not playing tonight. Game #1,000 will have to wait for another time.
After 13 and a half incredible seasons, Kobe Bryant will mark another milestone tonight, game #1,000.
It’s hard to say whether this milestone is bitter sweet. In most cases, the 1,000th game marks the final stages of a players career – but it’s easy to see that Kobe’s still in his prime. Derek Fisher trails Kobe with 997 career games; his 1,000th game will be played against Utah on February 10th.
The big games comes off an embarrassing loss to Denver, and if you’re a believer in habitual losses, it doesn’t get better. Game #1,000 will be played in Portland’s Rose Garden where the Lakers have failed to capture a victory since Feb. 23, 2005.
What a better way to celebrate than to end that streak.