As of the end of the 2012-13 season, Kobe Bryant has won five NBA championships, all of them as a Los Angeles Laker. Bryant won his first NBA championship in the 1999-2000 season Finals, followed directly by two more consecutive championships. Bryant also won consecutive championships in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Finals.
Kobe Bryant won all five of his championships under the direction of Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who holds the record for most NBA championships as a coach with 11. Only 13 current and former NBA players have more NBA championships than Kobe Bryant. Bill Russell tops the list with 11 championships between 1957 and 1969.