Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Kobe Bryant Stats: Through The Years




Arguably the greatest all-around basketball player in the sport today, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has been one of the most dynamic and powerful stars in the NBA since making his professional debut in 1996 at the age of 18. The Kobe Bryant stats rank among the most impressive basketball statistics ever recorded on the court.

In establishing himself as one of the most talented players in the history of the game, Bryant has helped lead the Lakers to five NBA championships. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals in 2009 and 2010 and the league's MVP in the 2007-08 season. Kobe Bryant stats paint a picture of one of the most dominant careers in the history of the NBA and sport in general.

The 2010-11 season

At the NBA All-Star break of the 2010-11 season, Bryant had scored 1,432 points in 57 games for an average of 25.1 points per game. That average is close to the 25.3 points per game Bryant had averaged throughout his career heading into the 2010-11 season.

In other offensive categories, Bryant had recorded 305 rebounds and 275 assists by the All-Star break, for an average of 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Of his total rebounds, 244 were defensive and 61 were offensive. Bryant had made 74 of 235 3-point shots for a 3-point shooting percentage of .315.

Defensively, Bryant had amassed 66 steals and eight blocks by the All-Star break.

Bryant won his fourth All-Star Game MVP trophy in the 2011 All-Star Game, tying an NBA record. Bryant scored a game-high 37 points with 14 rebounds, 10 of them offensive, on the way to winning the award.

The 2000-01 season through 2009-10 season

 

During this decade, the Kobe Bryant accomplishments, starting with the 2000-01 NBA season stand out as one of the most celebrated accomplishments by a professional athlete in any sport.

In the 2009-10 season, Bryant scored an average of 27.0 points a game with 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.55 steals a game. He scored 30 or more points in a game 29 times and 40 or more points in a game eight times during the season. He became the youngest player in NBA history to score 25,000 career points.

During the 2008-09 season, Bryant had an average of 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.46 steals per game while playing in all 82 regular-season games for the third time in his career. He exceeded 30 points in a game 27 times, 40 points four times and 60 points one time.

During the 2007-08 season, Bryant recorded averages of 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals per game. He made his 1,000th career 3-point field goal during the season.

Bryant led the NBA in scoring with 31.6 points per game in the 2006-07 season. He also compiled 5.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

In the 2005-06 season, Bryant scored an average of 35.4 points per game, the highest total of his career. He added 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Bryant scored a career-high 81 points, with 55 of them coming in the second half, against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.

Bryant averaged 27.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists a game in 2004-05. During the 2003-04 season, he posted averages of 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

In 2002-03, Bryant scored an average of 30.0 points with a career-best 6.9 rebounds per game and 5.9 assists per game. He had a streak of nine consecutive games with 40 or more points and 13 consecutive games with 35 or more points during the season. His average of 41.5 minutes played per games during the season remains his career high in the category. He also notched a career high with 2.2 steals per game.

Bryant achieved a career-high in field-goal percentage with a .469 mark in 2001-02, shooting 749-for-1,597 from the field. He finished the season with 28.5 points per game.

During the 2000-01 season, Bryant posted averages of 28.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

Kobe Bryant Stats: 1996-97 season through 1999-2000 season

Kobe Bryant from his NBA debut in 1996 through the end of the decade represent one of the most promising starts to a career that any NBA player has ever achieved. He recorded an average of 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in the 1999-2000 season. Bryant had 50 blocked shots in 50 games during the 1998-99 season, which was shortened to 50 games due to a labor lockout. His average of 1.0 blocked shots per game remains his career high.

In 1997-98, Bryant appeared in 79 games but started just one of them. With an average of 15.4 points per game, Bryant became the highest-scoring nonstarter in the league and the highest-scoring nonstarter in L.A. Lakers history.

At the age of 18 years, 2 months and 11 days when he made his professional debut in 1996, Bryant was the third-youngest player to appear in an NBA game. He finished the 1996-97 season with an average of 7.6 points per game, scoring in double figures 25 times and leading the Lakers in scoring two times.

Bryant entered the NBA right after graduating from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. He was the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania high school basketball history with 2,883 points, beating Carlin Warley (2,441) and Wilt Chamberlain (2,359).

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