Daily Archives: February 13th, 2012

“B4” Sports Trivia: Kobe Bryant

“B4” Sports Trivia is a bonus feature of Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ (Answers for the four “B4” questions are listed at the end of the blog.)

English: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant... Image via Wikipedia

1. “B4” he started his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant was drafted by what NBA team in the 1996 draft?

2. Kobe has led the Lakers in scoring every year since the 2001-02 season. Who was the last Laker to lead the team in scoring “B4” Kobe started his streak in 2001-02?

3. Phil Jackson was Kobe’s head coach for most of his career. Jackson took over the head coaching job starting with the 1999-2000 NBA season. Who was the Lakers head coach “B4” Jackson took over?

4. Four players have scored 5,000 or more points in the playoffs. Kobe was the last player to join this club; he did it during the 2010 playoffs. Who were the three players to score 5,000 or more points in the playoffs “B4” Kobe?

ANSWERS:

1. Kobe was drafted in the first round by the Charlotte Hornets.

2. Shaquille O’Neal

3. Kurt Rambis coached the Lakers in the last 37 games of the 1998-99 season before Jackson took over the following season.

4. Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal

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