Kobe Bryant: The Longest Tenured Laker

With L.A.’s win over New Orleans on March 27, Kobe Bryant became the longest tenured player in Lakers history.

Bryant has now appeared in 1,094 games for the Purple and Gold in his 15 seasons dating back to 1996-97, surpassing the 1,093 games played by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bryant also holds the franchise mark for most games played in the postseason (198).

In his storied NBA career, Bryant has averaged 25.3 points per game to climb all the way up to 6th on the league’s all-time scoring chart. He’s also contributed 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals while winning five championships and two Finals MVP awards, plus being named to All-NBA teams in 12 straight seasons, All-Defensive teams 10 times, and an All-Star starter 13 straight times with a record-tying four All-Star MVP’s.

Bryant is 32 years old.