Los Angeles Lakers: All Time Records

Projecting Kobe: How high the numbers?

January, 27, 2010
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Kobe en route to two of his 26 Tuesday night in Washington, en route to becoming the leading scorer in the history of the franchise.


After dropping 26 points on the Wizards Tuesday night in Washington, Kobe Bryant is now 101 points away from passing Jerry West for the all time lead in Lakers franchise history. As I noted yesterday, points is only one of many Lakers records Bryant seems sure to hold before he hangs up his Nike's, given he's already near or even at the top of many franchise lists and certainly seems spry enough to keep playing for a few more years.

So what will his numbers look like when it's over?

Unfortunately, such figuring requires figurin', which we don't do. Fortunately, ESPN.com's John Hollinger does, so Land O'Lakers asked him to put on his work hat, fire up the supercomputers at his secret underground lair (located in- under, technically- the same gated community as Superman's Fortress of Solitude) and do some projections similar to those he used determining the odds of Kobe catching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's all time points crown (Insider required. For the methodology, see the table at right.)




His forecast for Kobe's final numbers:

Field Goals- 12,924
Field Goal Attempts- 27,295
Free Throws- 8,985
Free Throw Attempts- 10,697
3-Point Field Goals- 1,847
3-Point Field Goals Attempted- 5,461
Offensive Rebounds- 1,662
Defensive Rebounds- 5,890
Total Rebounds- 7,552
Assists- 6,624
Turnovers- 4,073
Blocked Shots- 710
Steals-2,209
Points- 36,681
Field Goal Percentage
- 47.3%
Free Throw Percentage
- 84.0%
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
- 33.8%

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0