6-6, 205, Born August 23, 1978
High School: Lower Merion HS (PA)
16th NBA season ... 14th NBA All-Star Game ... Currently leading the league in scoring, and among the league leaders in free throws attempted and made ... MVP in both Finals series (2009, 2010) for the L.A. Lakers ... Scored 37 points and had 14 rebounds to win the MVP award at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, tying Bob Pettit for the most All-Star MVPs with four (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) ... Close to passing former teammate Shaquille O'Neal and into seventh place on the NBA all-time scoring list ... One of just seven active players with at least 20,000 career points (Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter) ... Currently third all-time with 24 career 50-plus point games, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain (118) and Michael Jordan (31) ... Scored 81 points against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, the second-highest total in NBA history ... In 2004, became the youngest player to score 10,000 points ... Nine-time All-NBA First Team member ... Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection ... Became the youngest All-Star in NBA history, posting a team-high 18 points and six rebounds in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game ... Selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft ... Draft rights traded by the Hornets to the L.A. Lakers for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996.