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Kevork Djansezian, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this June 19, 2000 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, left, waves to the crowd as Kobe Bryant gets emotional during the trophy presentataion after the Lakers defeated the Pacers, 116-111, to win the NBA Championship in Los Angeles. At far right is Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss. This was a key moment in the life of a five-time champion and 18-time All-Star.

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has created a wealth of memories, overcome a host of setbacks and reached a multitude of milestones during his 20-year NBA career, which ends Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Here are 12 key moments in the life of a five-time champion and 18-time All-Star: