Want to send us anything? Bryant also took the third most shots all time, 26,200, again behind Abdul-Jabbar (28,307) and Malone (26,210).
Graham and Cassidy Unveil Their Last-Ditch Health Care Bill
But the block grant could be spent on a variety of health-care purposes - not just to help lower-income people gain coverage. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are trying to bring the effort back before it's too late.
Kobe Bryant averaged 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.5 blocks throughout his career. He was also named as the Most Valuable Player during the 2007-2008 National Basketball Association season. "The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me and I'm grateful for the fans' enthusiasm around this game".
The 18-time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA first Team led the Lakers to five NBA championships and scored 33,643 points in his NBA career, now third on the all-time list.
Kobe Bryant's jersey number is being retired. The big question ... which number will go up in Staples Center - #8 or #24 ... or both?
Backed force plans council for Syria's Deir Ezzor
They come as the Syrian army prepares to push into the eastern IS-held part of Deir Ezzor city, according to the Observatory. The US-led raid in the village of Al-Shahabat killed 12 of a family, including five children.
Bryant is eligible to enter the Hall of Fame in 2021, but the Lakers decided not to wait for that formality to enshrine Kobe in their own exclusive club.
If he can once again have a solid season for the revamped Lakers roster, he will be able to set himself up for a possible contract extension as soon as next year. Rob Pelinka, Bryant's longtime agent, became the Lakers' general manager in February when Buss put Johnson in charge of the front office.
Johnson is, perhaps purposefully, vague when it comes to distinguishing which Mt. Rushmore (NBA or Lakers) would include Bryant.
Spanish court deals new blow to Catalan independence vote
The Spanish Supreme Court has proclaimed the referendum on October 1 illegal, but the regional government is set on going ahead. The Constitutional Court last Thursday suspended the referendum after a legal challenge by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy .
It was always a given, but now it's been confirmed by the L.A. Lakers.