6-6, 205, Born August 23, 1978
High School: Lower Merion HS (PA)
15th NBA season ... 13th NBA All-Star Game
Once again amongst the league leaders in scoring, free throws attempted and made … MVP in both Finals series (2009, 2010) for the two-time defending champion Lakers … With trophies in 2002, 2007, and 2009, Bryant is one of only five players to ever win three or more All-Star MVP awards (Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal). Pettit has the most all time with four. … Earlier this season moved past John Havlicek, Dominique Wilkins, and Oscar Robertson and into ninth place on the NBA all-time scoring list … One of just eight active players with at least 20,000 career points (Shaquille O'Neal, 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 ... Eight-time All-NBA First Team member ... Eight-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.