Loyalty Of Kobe Bryant To Los Angeles Lakers Earned Him A Record;He Is The Only Player To Play for 20 Seasons With One Team
The news of Kobe Bryant breaking records as his gameplay banks on being one of the scoring machines of the team is not something new. And yes, he has gained again another record and this time, it showed the deep loyalty he had for the Los Angeles Lakers franchise.
According to The Orange County Register, Bryant is now recognized as the only player to commit with 20 seasons with just one team. This is an impressive feat especially that NBA trade of players is a common practice to strengthen the line-up or free agents jumping on to other teams after a losing season.
Bryant just proved how grateful he is to the team and Lakers nation by staying this long with the franchise. The last player who has held this recognition was the Utah Jazz star John Stockton who spent 19 seasons in his entire NBA career.
Recalling other records that the Black Mamba achieved, Hypun listed them down. One of it is when he bagged the most points scored in a single arena; the Staples Center is the silent witness to this as he scored 13, 812 in 2012. It is unsurprising since the peak of his gameplay happened at this venue.
Moreover, he is one the youngest players to cross the 32,000 point mark in NBA history. Other legends who have scored these big points are Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul, Jabbar. Aside from being a great scorer, he has the most number of assists too at 6,000.
Also, he holds the record of putting the most number of free throws in a playoff series against one team. In 2001, the Lakers’ four matches versus the Kings gained him 51 free throw points. Since the opponent finds it difficult to guard and defend him, the players resorted to giving fouls instead.
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