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Kobe Bryant | Guard/Forward | #24

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/23/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 212
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (13) / CHA
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Kobe Bryant was incredible during the last NBA game of his career in Wednesday's 101-96 win over the Jazz, scoring 60 points (22-of-50 FGs, 10-of-12 FTs) with four boards, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers.
You couldn't write a better ending to the Black Mamba's career. This was the most points scored by an NBA player this season, beating out Anthony Davis (59) and DeMarcus Cousins, and this was also Bryant's sixth 60-point game of his career. He finished in third place on the all-time scoring list with 33,643 points, trailing only Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). Bryant will go down as one of the greatest competitors in all of sports and an all-time great in the NBA. Apr 14 - 1:24 AM

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Kobe Bryant scored 13 points in the final road game of his career during a 112-79 loss in Oklahoma City on Monday, adding one rebound, one steal and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

He had a big wrap on his right shoulder again. The good news here is that Bryant finally made it through the season with a season-ending injury in his three previous years. It'll be quite the show at Staples Center on Monday with coach Byron Scott saying Bryant will play more than usual.
Apr 11 - 11:49 PM

Kobe Bryant finished his final game in Houston with a team-high 35 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals, making 10-of-22 field goals and 11-of-11 free throws.

Kobe made four 3-pointers and was ultra-aggressive with a 46.2 percent usage rate, doing his damage in a mere 27 minutes. He lit up Houston during the third quarter today, scoring 14 of L.A.'s 27 points during the period, but a late surge from James Harden sent the Lakers to their 64th loss of the season. He's intent on playing in the Lakers' remaining two games and should be safe to deploy on Monday (at Oklahoma City) and Wednesday (vs. Utah).
Apr 10 - 6:21 PM

Kobe Bryant will play on Sunday vs. the Rockets and on Monday vs. the Thunder.

This will be the last back-to-back set of Kobe's career, and he only has three total games left as well. Bryant's minutes will likely be monitored in at least one of the games, so he's too risky to use in DFS on Sunday and Monday.
Apr 10 - 2:21 PM

Kobe Bryant played 22 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The fans cheered for him to return and he listened with some fourth-quarter minutes. Bryant said it was the first time he returned to action because of the fans. It's hard to believe we only have three more Kobe games left to go.
Apr 9 - 1:18 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

He was listed as questionable, but coach Byron Scott said that he's good to go and it's worth nothing that Bryant isn't planning on missing any more games this season. He's been very inconsistent and is shooting just 27.3 percent from the field over his last five games, so he's a shaky option in fantasy leagues. Scott also hinted that Kobe will see around 28 minutes of action.
Apr 8 - 12:44 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

It'll be Bryant's final game in New Orleans, and he has played on the road more often than not this season, so expect him to be out there. He could have a nice game too, given the current makeup of New Orleans' squad.
Apr 7 - 4:15 PM

Kobe Bryant played 28 minutes in the second of back-to-back games on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting, three boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

"As much as I can play, I will play," said Kobe, whose name was chanted down the stretch. "I mean I've got two home games left. It's been crazy. I'm going to lace them up and go." His season-long risk of DNPs shouldn't be a worry in L.A.'s final four games, but that doesn't make him a palatable fantasy option -- most owners should enjoy his final games from a distance.
Source: AP
Apr 7 - 1:22 AM

Byron Scott expressed his displeasure with the Lakers' effort following Tuesday's blowout loss to the Clippers, saying it bothers him that the team is not bringing it for the final games of Kobe Bryant's career.

"It bothers me that his last five, six, seven, eight games are going to be with the way we're playing as a team," Scott said. "That bothers me, because you're talking about a champion. That bothers me, because he is a champion. And I hate to see him go out this way. Unfortunately this is the way it's going to be." Bryant brought five championships to the city of Los Angeles through his 20-year career, but his final season will end with the worst record in franchise history. It is what it is.
Source: ESPN
Apr 6 - 9:28 AM

Kobe Bryant was held to six points on 2-of-12 shooting in a blowout loss to the Clippers on Tuesday, adding two boards and two steals in 22 minutes.

He had 34 points in his previous outing, but this is why it's so hard to trust Bryant in fantasy lineups. The good news is that he only played 22 minutes, so he should be ready to redeem himself on Wednesday in what will be his last matchup with the Clippers of his career.
Apr 6 - 1:41 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is playing on Tuesday vs. the Clippers as expected.

Bryant wants to play in all of the Lakers' remaining games, so he should play against the Clippers again on Wednesday. Coach Byron Scott hinted that he will limit Bryant's minutes in one of the two games, but did not specify which one.
Apr 5 - 9:10 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder, 20 years of NBA experience) is planning to play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

Kobe is coming off a 34-point performance, and closing in on the final six games of his NBA career, so it would be shocking if he didn't give it a go tonight. It will be the first game of a back-to-back set for the Lakers, and head coach Byron Scott did say that he'll limit Bryant's minutes for one game of the back-to-back, so he's a risky guy to target in DFS.
Apr 5 - 2:06 PM

In his final game vs. the Celtics, Kobe Bryant poured in a game-high 34 points with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and zero turnovers 33 minutes.

Kobe shot 11-of-28 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line while canning four 3-pointers. The Lakers expect him to play in their remaining six games even though he's nowhere close to 100 percent. It would take more than chronic aches and pains to force him to sit out during the final games of his career, so owners can (finally) deploy him with some confidence.
Apr 4 - 12:29 AM

Kobe Bryant (body) will play on Sunday vs. the Celtics as expected.

It doesn't matter if he isn't 100 percent, the Black Mamba isn't going to miss out on his last chance to play the Celtics. He's a risky option in fantasy, but we'll let you know how he holds up after the game.
Apr 3 - 9:00 PM

Kobe Bryant (body) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

Coach Byron Scott will talk to the team's trainers to confirm his status, but he's going to be out there tonight in what will be his last matchup with the Celtics. We'll have another update shortly.
Apr 3 - 7:53 PM

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