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Ruben Patterson

Top 10 moments from Kobe Bryant's career

Top 10 moments from Kobe Bryant's career

On Sunday, Kobe Bryant announced his intention to retire after his 20th season with the Lakers. Here is a look at 10 of the key moments over Bryant's memorable career:

1) Jan. 22, 2006 — Career-high 81 points vs. Toronto

Second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point barrage with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1962, Bryant's 81 points helped the Lakers overcome an 18-point third-quarter deficit. Bryant made 28 of 46 shots (60.9%), seven of 13 from three-point range (53.8%) and 18 of 20 free throws (90.0%).

2) Dec. 20, 2005 — Bryant 62, Dallas 61 through three quarters

In a precursor to his 81-point outburst a month later,...