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Kobe Bryant
22.3 5.7 5.6
Team: Los AngelesHeight: 6-6 Born: 8/23/1978
Position: G-FWeight: 212 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 13th pick by Hornets (1996)

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Jan. 28 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET23:03 GMT7:03 4:03 PM MST6:03 PM EST3:03 UAE (+1)00:0318:03 ET5:03 PM CT21:03 - Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar underwent surgery on his torn right rotator cuff.
Analysis: Bryant hurt his right shoulder last week in New Orleans, ending his 19th NBA season. He is the third-leading scorer in league history and a five-time NBA champion. Bryant's last three seasons have ended early due to injury. If Bryant meets his surgeon's nine-month timetable, he would return shortly before the start of 2015-16 season.
Jan. 22 12:23 PM PT1:23 PM MT2:23 PM CT3:23 PM ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST0:23 UAE (+1)21:2315:23 ET2:23 PM CT18:23 - Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans.
Analysis: The Lakers say they'll announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott says Kobe ''is probably not going to play'' again this season. Bryant's torn rotator cuff is likely his third straight season-ending injury. He missed the 2013 playoffs with a torn Achilles tendon, and he played just six games last season before breaking a bone near his left knee.
Jan. 22 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST3:34 UAE (+1)00:3418:34 ET5:34 PM CT21:34 - Bryant was announced as an All-Star starter Thursday.
Analysis: Whether or not Bryant actually plays in the game remains to be seen considering he has a torn right rotator cuff.
Jan. 21 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST22:12 UAE19:1213:12 ET12:12 PM CT16:12 - Bryant is expected to play Wednesday night.
Analysis: Bryant has missed the Lakers' past two games as coach Byron Scott seeks to give the 36-year-old star extra rest at intermittent periods this season. Scott says Bryant looks "ready to go" following six days off.
Jan. 16 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Bryant finished with 19 points and a career-high 17 assists in a loss to Cleveland on Thursday.
Analysis: Bryant, however, isn't expected to play Friday against the Jazz.
Jan. 9 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST5:39 UAE (+1)02:3920:39 ET7:39 PM CT23:39 - Bryant had 12 points on 3-of-19 shooting in his return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup against Miami on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bryant had skipped three of the Lakers' last four games to rest, and he missed three games last month.
Jan. 4 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)03:1021:10 ET8:10 PM CT0:10 - Bryant was back in the lineup Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Analysis: The Lakers are trying to preserve the health of their 36-year-old superstar, who is in his 19th NBA season. Bryant skipped three straight games last month after feeling worn down.
Dec. 30 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST0:11 UAE (+1)21:1115:11 ET2:11 PM CT18:11 - Bryant will be in the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for a second straight game after taking time off to rest. Coach Byron Scott said Bryant will be available Tuesday night against Denver.
Analysis: Bryant returned Sunday against Phoenix and scored 10 points in 32 minutes. Before that, he missed three games around Christmas because of overall soreness. Scott said Bryant came in for treatment and stretching Tuesday morning. Scott added that Bryant will arrive for the game early to "get some shots up" and "he'll be ready to go." For now, Scott will limit Bryant to 32 or 33 minutes.
Dec. 30 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CT2:48 - Bryant had 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Denver Nuggets 111-103 Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Analysis: Bryant shot 6 of 11 from the floor, giving him 25,000 field goal attempts for his career. The only players who've attempted more shots in NBA history are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (28,307) and Karl Malone (26,210), according to STATS.
Dec. 23 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST5:28 UAE (+1)02:2820:28 ET7:28 PM CT23:28 - Bryant is back in the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup Sunday after taking three games off to rest.
Analysis: Coach Byron Scott doesn't know how long Bryant's return will last against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, and he has no predictions about how much rest Bryant will need going forward in the winter.
Dec. 22 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Bryant had another horrible shooting night Sunday, going 8 for 30 in a 25-point effort against the Kings.
Analysis: He's 11 for 45 (24.4 percent) while totaling 34 points in his last two games. He's killing your fantasy team's field-goal percentage all by himself.
Dec. 20 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Bryant tied a season-low with nine points in Friday's loss to Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Despite being cold, Bryant still took a team-high 15 shots. His production may be inconsistent at times, but Bryant's usage will remain high all season.
Dec. 14 4:19 PM PT5:19 PM MT6:19 PM CT7:19 PM ET0:19 GMT8:19 5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST4:19 UAE (+1)01:1919:19 ET6:19 PM CT22:19 - Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night.
Analysis: Bryant entered the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves needing nine points to pass the icon with whom he is often compared. He got the mark with two free throws with 5:24 to play in the second quarter.
Dec. 5 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST7:25 UAE (+1)04:2522:25 ET9:25 PM CT1:25 - Bryant scored 22 points but made only 9 of 21 shots Friday.
Analysis: Bryant, who had three assists, seemed to blame his teammates afterward. "It's an up and down thing for us in terms of how we play," Bryant said. "Frustration is good. You have to be able to use your frustration in the right way and channel it to have good performances."
Dec. 4 10:15 PM PT11:15 PM MT12:15 AM CT1:15 AM ET6:15 GMT14:15 11:15 PM MST1:15 AM EST10:15 UAE07:151:15 ET12:15 AM CT4:15 - Bryant scored 29 on 8-of-22 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Washington.
Analysis: Bryant's averaging 26.0 points on a truly abysmal 39.0 percent field-goal percentage. What may be even more surprising in his career-worst free-throw percentage of 78.7.
Dec. 1 11:17 PM PT12:17 AM MT1:17 AM CT2:17 AM ET7:17 GMT15:17 12:17 AM MST2:17 AM EST11:17 UAE08:172:17 ET1:17 AM CT5:17 - Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.
Analysis: Bryant grabbed a missed tip-in attempt by Patrick Patterson with 1:22 left, securing his first triple-double since April 2, 2013, against Dallas.
Nov. 29 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Bryant failed in the clutch Friday night.
Analysis: Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired in the Lakers' one-point loss. He finished with 26 points on 10 for 18 shooting as the once-proud franchise's miserable season continued to spiral downward.
Nov. 24 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Bryant had 27 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday.
Analysis: Bryant faces Memphis in his next game and that kind of defense should stifle the aging veteran. Don't expect him to be gun-shy so upwards of 30 shots - mostly misses - can be expected.
Nov. 20 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Bryant had 29 points and matched a season high with seven assists Wednesday night.
Analysis: Bryant made 10 of 28 shots. He has at least 28 attempts four times this season while the rest of the NBA has combined for two.
Nov. 18 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CT0:41 - Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bryant oddly turned in an efficient effort with 18 shots, though he 'took over' in the fourth quarter as he was 4 of 8 for nine points as the Lakers allowed a 10-point lead to be cut to two while the superstar hogged the ball.
Nov. 16 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Bryant went off for 44 points in Sunday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: Bryant, who sat out the fourth quarter with Los Angeles down by 36 points, was 15 for 34 from the field in 31 minutes. He's second in the league with 27.3 points per game.
Nov. 15 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CT4:00 - Bryant shot 1 of 14 and finished with nine points in Friday's loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: Bryant is shooting a horrendous 33.6 percent over the last five games.
Nov. 12 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE06:390:39 ET11:39 PM CT3:39 - Bryant scored 28 points but shot just 10 of 26 in Tuesday's 107-102 loss at Memphis.
Analysis: With 13,421 missed shots, Bryant surpassed Boston Celtics great John Havlicek for the most in NBA history. Bryant leads the league in scoring with 26.7 points per game, he's been held to 39.3 percent from the floor - well off his career mark of 45.3.
Nov. 9 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - Bryant scored 21 points with six rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-92 Sunday night for their first victory of the season after five straight losses.
Analysis: Bryant made 7 of 20 shots in an unsurprising poor shooting effort. He's shooting 39.4 percent but that won't stop him from firing up more blanks.
Oct. 30 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:451:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - Bryant had 31 points in a 119-99 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Lakers star made 11 of his 25 shots after going 6 for 17 and scoring 19 points in the season opener Tuesday, a 108-90 loss to Houston.
July 19 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST21:42 UAE19:4213:42 ET12:42 PM CT16:42 - Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports.
Analysis: Bryant turns 36 next month and is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years. He was limited to just six games last season because of two major leg injuries, leaving him with the kind of idle time he never had before in his career.

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