Kobe Bryant, 5 Championships Bryant has been a successful player since teaming up with O’Neal to win his first three in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He went ahead to capture his Nos. 4 and 5 which saw him sail to become the Lakers team leader between 2009 and 2010 .
"This season is all I have left to give." Kobe Bryant, who led the Lakers to five NBA championships over a 20-year career spent entirely in Los Angeles, announced on The Players' Tribune that he will retire after this season.