Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players to have graced the NBA. He spent his entire professional basketball career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, helping them win 5 championships during that run.
For most, Bryant was the perfect example of when hard work meets god-given talent. His flair on the court and his persona off the court became bigger than basketball. Known for his relentless pursuit of greatness and an unforgiving sense of perfection he was a master at his craft. He had every possible weapon in his arsenal, on both sides of the court.
When Kobe came into the league he was not a great shooter but within a few years, he became an assassin with the ball in his hand. He is an 18-time All-Star, 14-time All-NBA, 12-time All-defense, and a 5-time NBA champion to list a few of his many astounding achievements in basketball.
|Player name||Kobe Bean Bryant|
|Won championships with||LA Lakers|
|Drafted by||Charlotte Hornets|
How many rings does Kobe Bryant have?
Kobe Bryant has won a total of 5 rings in 20 seasons in the NBA.
What years did Kobe Bryant win his rings?
2000-02: The famous Los Angeles Lakers 3-peat started when Phil Jackson took over as head coach. Kobe was in his prime dominating the league from the shooting guard position.
With Shaquille O’Neal as the team's leading star, they went on to win 3 consecutive rings. This run is considered to be one of the most dominant championships in NBA history. In their first championship run, they won 67 games in the regular season which is tied for the 5th most in NBA history. They then steamrolled everyone in the playoffs to reach the Finals to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers. Although Shaq was the leader of the franchise, Kobe was super clutch in Game 4 of the Finals. He scored 22 points in the second half and led the team to an OT victory after O'Neal had fouled out of the game. Bryant converted the final shot of the game to put the Los Angeles Lakers ahead by 120–118. With a 116–111 Game 6 victory, the Los Angeles Lakers won their first championship since 1988.
The 2nd championship run was even more dominant as the Lakers went 16-1 in the playoffs. The only match they lost was in the Finals to the Philadelphia 76ers. Kobe Bryant played heavy minutes and recorded a stat line of 29.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. He eventually ended up making the All-NBA Second Team and All-NBA Defensive Team for the second year in a row.
Following the 2nd championship, the road to the Finals would prove much more difficult than the historic run of the previous year.
The Lakers swept the Portland Trail Blazers and defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4–1 in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In the conference Finals, the 2-time defending champions didn’t have home-court advantage against the Sacramento Kings. The series would stretch to seven games, the first time this had happened to the Los Angeles Lakers since the 2000 Western Conference Finals.
However, Kobe Bryant and the crew were successful in beating their division rivals and confirming their spot in the third consecutive NBA Finals. In the Finals that year against the New Jersey Nets, Bryant averaged 26.8 points on 51.4% shooting with 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. When all was said and done, he finished with a quarter of his team's points from that post-season. At the age of 23, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to win three championships.
2009-10: After losing to the Boston Celtics the previous season Los Angeles Lakers had a chip on their shoulder. Kobe Bryant came back extremely motivated, leading his team to a 65-17 regular-season record. With All-Star Pau Gasol as his running mate, they beat Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets in the first two rounds and then took out the Denver Nuggets in the conference finals. In the Finals, Dwight Howard led Orlando Magic to stand in their way, whom they eventually beat in 5 games. Kobe won his 4th ring and his first without Shaq. He became the first player since Jerry West in the 1969 NBA Finals to average at least 32.4 points and 7.4 assists for a Finals series. He also became the first since Michael Jordan to average 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for a title-winning team in the Finals.
2009 - For the 2nd time in his career, Kobe Bryant made it to the NBA Finals 3 years in a row. During the run to the Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, and the Phoenix Suns. It was time for revenge for Kobe Bryant, as he took out the Boston Celtics in 6 games to secure his 5th NBA Championship ring.
How many rings does Kobe Bryant have without Shaq?
Kobe won two back to back championships with Pau Gasol as his 2nd star on the team back in 2009 and 2010.
How many rings did Kobe win with Shaq?
Kobe completed a 3-peat with Shaq between 2000-2002. He has got a total of 3 rings with him.
Kobe Bryant rings picture
How many rings does Kobe have vs Michael Jordan and Lebron James?
Kobe won a total of 5 championships, while MJ won 6 throughout their careers. LeBron James has won 4 rings so far in his career.