Kobe Bryant to play his last game - his career in numbers

Kobe Bryant has been a true NBA great. Credit: PA

Kobe Bryant will bring his career to a close on Wednesday night after 20 seasons in the NBA.

Here, we looks at his storied career in numbers.

48,576: Minutes played through April 10, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history.

33,570: Career points, third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).

5,640: Points scored in the NBA playoffs, third most in NBA history behind Michael Jordan (5,987) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762).

81: Points in a 122-104 victory against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006, the second-highest total in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962.

50: A points tally he has achieved in a game 24 times, third most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (118) and Michael Jordan (31).

24: His jersey number from 2006 onwards, before which he wore the number eight.

Kobe Bryant has spent 20 seasons with the Lakers. Credit: PA

20: Seasons with the Lakers, the most with one team in NBA history.

18: Consecutive All-Star Game selections (the longest streak in NBA history) and All-Star Game selections overall (the second most all time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 19)

13: Bryant was selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft, directly out of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. He was immediately traded to the Lakers.

5: NBA championships, tied with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs for the highest total among active players

4: All-Star MVP Awards (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), tied with Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history

1: NBA MVP Award (2008).