The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

9. Kobe Bryant

"Official" position: Shooting Guard
Other position(s) played: Point Guard, Small Forward
Career years: (1996-present)
Career stats: 25.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG
Accolades: 2008 NBA MVP, 5x NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 15x NBA All-Star, 11x All-NBA First Team, 2x All-NBA Second Team, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1997 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Kobe Bryant may be best known as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the game, but he has shown throughout his career that he excels at pretty much all areas of the game. He, of course, went through his facilitator phase in 2012-13, where he averaged 11.2 assists over a five-game stretch in late January and tied for a career best with an average of 6.0 per game over the course of the season. He's also been a lockdown defender most of his career, often matching up with the other team's best player and using his incredible athleticism to hound everyone from Allen Iverson to LeBron James.

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