Kobe Bryant has won five NBA championships, an MVP award, two Finals MVPs, and the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history. He has hit memorable shots, amassed 40, 50, 60 and 80 point games, won gold medals, and continues to make history with every game.
He’s played 1239 games in the regular season, 220 in the playoffs, 37 international contests in a USA jersey, and 15 All-Star games. And after recovering from an Achilles injury, Kobe returned to court Sunday night against the Raptors. Here’s a countdown sifting through Bryant’s 17 year history of his five most memorable moments.