Nash, Hill, Bryant going the distance to extend mileage

Here is a cool tidbit on Kobe. He has played more consecutive games than at ANY other point in his career! “On a different team but in the same division is Kobe Bryant, who at 31 shouldn’t be included in this company until you look at his odometer. Bryant, in his 13th season, is seventh among active players with 35,802 career minutes. Motivated by his usual competitive demons and fourth championship last season, Bryant is having what many believe is his best overall season. He hasn’t missed a game in three years, and his minutes are back up to a pre-30-year-old rate of 38.5 per game. And there’s quality to go with the quantity; Bryant is shooting a career-high .485 from the field and is averaging a league-high 30.2 points as he chases his third scoring title. “I’ve been able to stay relatively healthy,” Bryant said in a recent interview. “Nothing really major, injury-wise. I feel great.’”

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  • Lakers 24 7

    Broken finger, hyper extended knee, busted elbow = “relatively healthy” for Kobe, while it would mean sitting out for a few weeks for other players.

  • drive-for-16th

    imagine if he had 0 injuries, what would he do then.

    • 007

      probably torch everyone like he did before his finger got broken in the beginning of dec.

  • Smush Walton

    Don’t the graphics on TV during player introductions list Kobe as being in his 14th Season? I thought it said Kobe 14th along with Fisher 14th. That’s a lot of miles on the odometer for both of these guys. Fish has definitely slowed down (he spent most of the Clipper game chasing Baron Davis thru the paint after Baron blew past him like he was glued to the floor), but Kobe is still playing at MVP level.

  • 09champs!

    hey TLN how bout posting that kobe was named player of the month yesterday?

  • WifelovesLuke

    “Bryant is shooting a career-high .485 from the field and is averaging a league-high 30.2 points as he chases his third scoring title”

    All with a fractured finger and busted elbow on his shooting hand? No wonder Lebron refers to Kobe as “UNSTOPPABLE”