Oklahoma City Thunder: 17 years, $221 million, 30,016 points — those are Kobe-crazy numbers

The Thunder has a youngster, Kevin Durant, who might very well surpass those figures in the future.
By John Rohde Published: December 8, 2012
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photo - Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) stand next to each other during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Oklahoma City won, 114-108. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) stand next to each other during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Oklahoma City won, 114-108. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant had some crazy career numbers heading into Friday night's contest against the Thunder with 30,016 points, 1,180 games, 43,077 minutes, 10,465 field goals, 7,546 free throws, 6,243 rebounds, 5,511 assists and 1,753 steals.

Bryant added 35 points, one game, 43½ minutes, 11 field goals, nine free throws, three rebounds, seven assists and three steals to those totals in the Lakers' 114-108 loss to OKC at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Which career number does Bryant consider to be the craziest?

“This being 17 years for me (in the NBA),” Bryant said. “This is pretty crazy to me. Sometimes I just don't know what the hell I'm doing here. And to still be competing at a high level, that's funny.”

Actually, perhaps Bryant's most impressive career total is his salary to date: $221,435,108.

Selected 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft at the age of 17, the 34-year-old Bryant has spent half his life in the NBA.

Thunder forward Kevin Durant had 36 points Friday and now trails Bryant by 19,534 career points.

Friday was Durant's 400th NBA game and he is off to a much faster start to his career than Bryant.

In his first five seasons, Durant averaged 26.3 points per game compared to 18.5 points for Bryant in the same span.



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