It's August 24, 2016. That means the calendar says it's 8/24. That means it's Kobe Bryant Day, as announced this week by the city of Los Angeles. If you've never been schooled, #8 and #24 are the two jersey numbers The Black Mamba wore in his record 20-years with the Los Angeles Lakers. And if you're really late to the class ("Bueller?") and need to be reminded why we're celebrating, check out the list and the highlight video below and the rest should figure itself out..

  • 5x NBA Champion
  • 2x NBA Finals MVP
  • 33,643 Points (3rd in NBA History)
  • 2008 NBA MVP
  • 18x NBA All Star (Second Most in NBA History)
  • 4x NBA All Star Game MVP
  • 11x First Team All NBA (Tied With Karl Malone For Most All time)
  • 9x All Defensive First Team (Tied With Jordan, Gary Peyton, and Kevin Garnett for Most All Time)
  • 2x NBA Scoring Champion (2006, 2007)
  • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2008, 2012)

Now, soak up some of the best highlights of Kobe Bryant's absurd career.