Lakers legend and one of the NBA’s all-time greats, Kobe Bryant, will be playing his final game this Wednesday at home. As ticket prices soar, hype begins to build, and many around the league call it the end of an era. Let’s take a look at Kobe and all of his accomplishments.
Kobe Bryant can without a doubt be considered a top ten player to ever play the game of basketball and one of the greatest Los Angeles Lakers of all time.
Bryant was drafted 13th overall out of high school in 1996 to the Lakers. An athletic shooting guard upon being drafted, Bryant quickly become known for his scoring prowess and lock down perimeter defence. After just four seasons into his NBA career Bryant won his first NBA championship in 2000. This being one of his five championships, and among those five he holds two finals MVP awards.
Bryant is also an 18 time All-Star, only missing the All-Star game twice throughout his decorated 20 season career. Known for his post-fadeaway, Bryant currently holds third place on the NBA all-time scoring list, only trailing behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone, who hold first and second respectively.
Kobe enters his last game as an NBA athlete this coming Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Ticket prices for his final game currently range from around $600 for the ‘nosebleed’ seats or the highest seats in the entire arena to $25,000 for court side seats. It will be a game not to miss as the unquestionable future first ballot Hall of Famer takes the hardwood for the last time.