Even during this ultra-competitive era, Kobe was named an All-Star 18 times during his 20 seasons in the league. He was able to win five championships with the Lakers, and was truly an amazing all-around player. On top of his incredible scoring ability, he was selected to the NBA All-Defensive team 12 times during his career. He is the third-highest scorer in NBA history with 33,643 points, and was named league MVP in 2008. He ability to overcome adversity was on full display, as he rebounded from losing in the 2008 Finals, to secure two more championships in 2009 and 2010. Kobe infamously scored 81 points in a single game versus the Toronto Raptors in March 2006.
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