And, while he's not done giving us breathtaking performances and thrilling accomplishments, with the way this season ended, it was only fitting to look back on what Kobe has accomplished so far in his storied NBA career.
From jumping straight from high school to the NBA, teaming with Shaquille O’Neal to create one of the deadliest duos in history, and finally to a rebirth that saw three straight Finals appearances, Kobe has made his mark both as an individual player and part of championship teams.
He’s been a league MVP, scoring champ, two-time Finals MVP and scored 81 points in a single game.
So, how do Kobe’s greatest accomplishments rank? Here they are.