The night before the season opener, all Laker fans are anticipating another season from the Lakers and #24. The fans were anticipating this day since the Finals ended in June.

The 2010-2011 season marks the first season of the decade and looking back now, time really flew by since Kobe was drafted in 1996. This will be his 15th season playing for the Lakers. What many Laker fans don’t know is that Kobe will set a franchise record for longest career with the Lakers in tomorrow’s game, breaking the previous record of 14 seasons played for Lakers.

This breaks the tie with Laker legends Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Elgin Baylor, whom all had outstanding careers that no Laker fan will ever forget (if they lived around those times).

Congratulations to Kobe, let’s hope he can reach 20 seasons!

  • Harrison

    Season hasn’t even started yet and #24 is already breaking records!

  • John Robertson

    Wow i’m proud of him, after all of the rumors he encountered during his prime he’s still with the Lakers and I hope he will last more than 20 seasons.

    Go Mr. Kobe Bryant……

    Lakers Forever…..

  • Robert.

    Yes, I have a feeling he will set a ‘never to be broken’ record of 20 seasons with the Lakers. I think he has ‘at least’ 5 more to go.
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    Now he has dramatically repaired his ‘bionic knee’, and so I think he’ll be good for a few more years. You know, for some reason, I don’t believe his skill will ever diminish. Only injuries (like the knee) could possibly prevent him from playing – otherwise, I don’t see him ever NOT being able to shoot, run the post, etc. I don’t even see him bulking up after he retires, like MJ.
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    So, saying that, look for him to top Kareem’s all time score, in about 5 years or so.

  • Westcoast B!tch

    I say Walton breaks the record with 21 seasons after the Lakers give him another 10 year contract.

    • Robert.

      hahaha! maybe you’re right, if they give him another 10 years, and make him ‘earn’ that $20M (he can be assistant to Gary Vidi, etc.).

  • keepon_keepinon18

    Congrats Kobe… the iron man!

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    • showtime4eva

      exactly,I agree..