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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6 – The fact that Lou Williams put up 14 points including two 3-point beauties in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers tonight is not this game’s headline event. Kobe Bryant surpassed his former teammate and part time nemesis Shaquille O’Neal for fifth place tonight on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
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Kobe Bryant is as close as the league has to that Michael Jordan-level of perfectionism. Bryant came into the league and quickly ascended to a superstar- and championship-level of play. He has known nothing but winning.
He and Shaquille O'Neal won and fought together and then with each other in the pursuit of greatness. It was no coincidence that Bryant and O'Neal's...
With Kobe Bryant passing Shaquille O’Neal for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, two have been exchanging pleasantries through the media. But when mentioning both Kobe and Shaq in the same sentence, obviously you’re going to think of their beef that ended their run together in Los Angeles and temporarily embittered their relationship. At one point Shaq called...
Despite his heroics in the first half of last night’s game in Philly, Kobe Bryant could not pull out a win for the Lakers. While claiming that he still believes they can challenge for an NBA title, Bryant conceded that his team would have to play unblemished ball to do so. (Right. Good luck with that.) From the Daily News: “Kobe Bryant said Monday he believes the Lakers have...
Kobe Bryant won't apologize for saying he wanted to demolish the 76ers in the 2001 Finals.
O'Neal congratulates Bryant via Twitter after the Lakers guard takes over the fifth spot on the scoring list with a long jump shot in the second quarter of a 95-90 loss to Philadelphia.Maybe Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal will eventually look back on what could have been accomplished. For now, the weird, cautious chasm continues between two of the best in Lakers history.
Written by: Matthew Blunk
Kobe Bryant passing Shaquille O'Neal for fifth place on the all-time NBA scoring list brought about much discussion. O'Neal congratulated Bryant (through Stephen A. Smith) and called Bryant the greatest Laker ever. Shaq's comments had no influence on the making of this article....OK, fine, they did.Now, let us take a look at the ten best...
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When recently asked if he had to choose one current NBA player to play with, Larry Legend responded that for winning purposes, it would be Kobe, but for having fun, he'd want to play with LeBron.
Lou Williams nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer, scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and spoiled Kobe Bryant's record-setting night while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to 95-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.