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Kobe Bryant eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain on Saturday night, becoming the NBA's fourth-highest career scorer.
Bryant's jump shot with 7:45 left in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings put him at 31,421 total points for his career. Chamberlain finished his career with 31,419.
Bryant tied Chamberlain 22 seconds earlier with a driving lay-up.
Next on the list for Bryant is Michael Jordan's 32,292 points. Karl Malone is second on the list at 36,928.
The NBA's all-time leading scorer remains Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387.
Three of the top five scorers played significant time with the Lakers - four if Malone's lone year with the team is taken into account.
Heading into Saturday's battle against the Kings, Bryant has averaged 27.2 points a game on 46.7 percent shooting. The Lakers All-Star guard is in his 17th season at the age of 34.
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Kobe Bryant has given his notice to the basketball world, as he says he'll retire after the 2013-2014 NBA season, according to an interview Bryant did with NBA.com.Bryant says that he'll talk about his decision with his family and really see whether or not if it's worth getting back on the court."I'll talk to my family and stuff and really see if I want to continue...
MILWAUKEE -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot and will be examined further in Sacramento on Friday.
The team announced Bryant's injury after the Lakers' locker room had cleared out following their 113-103 loss to the Bucks on Thursday night.
Bryant spent a large amount of time in the trainers' room of the BMO Harris Bradley Center...
Kobe Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot.
Following Los Angeles' 113-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, the Lakers revealed the injury. He left the arena using one crutch, but appeared to be walking without pain.
Bryant led the Lakers with 30 points, leaving him four points behind Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA's career list. Bryant played...
It was yet another nail in the proverbial coffin for the Lakers last night, as they lost yet again to the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant left the arena with another injury, an apparent bone spur in his foot that flared up. He was spotted on one crutch Tiny Tim style. If the Lakers make the playoffs, Kobe will have to declare, “God bless us, everyone!”
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Kobe Bryant could have surgery in the offseason to remove the bone spur.
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Kobe Bryant has a habit of scoring a few points hear and there in case you haven't noticed. After doing it for 17 seasons the man has scored quite a few points, and on Saturday against the lowly Sacramento Kings he scored enough to move past Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the all-time career scoring list in the NBA.
It really doesn't come as a surprise. He would have had...
It may be a turbulent season for the Los Angeles Lakers but Kobe Bryant brought some smiles to the team and fans versus the Kings.
Heading into the Sacramento game, Bryant was chasing NBA great Wilt Chamberlain on the All-Time scoring list for fourth place and in the second quarter of action, Kobe did it.
With one shot from the field, Kobe passed Wilt to score 31,423 point...
Kobe Bryant scored 19 points and tied a season high with 14 assists despite a nagging left foot injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers kept pace for the Western Conference's final playoff spot by outlasting the Sacramento Kings, 103-98, on Saturday night.
Bryant added nine rebounds and facilitated the Lakers' offense for 47 minutes, 37 seconds after Steve Nash exited early in...
Before opting for one crutch to bring Kobe Bryant out of the Bradley Center on Thursday, the Lakers briefly considered using a wheelchair.
As the Lakers watch their lead on the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference shrink, the team is also faced with more injury issues. I know, shocking, right? Both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are hobbled right now by pain.According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant is dealing with bone spurs in his foot and Nash is battling hip spasms. The bone spurs have...
According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, in an effort to keep the main focus of the 2013-14 season from being about the uncertainty of his future, Kobe Bryant will most likely make a decision this summer on whether or not next season will be his last. The 34-year-old, who just passed Wilt Chamberlain for 4th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, is leaning towards retiring...
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The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair...