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Kobe passes Jordan, has more All-Star Game points than anyone

Feb 26, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

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Kobe Bryant is a rare combination of a guy who has been at an All-Star level for a long time — this was his 14th year — and a guy who is always ready to compete. Even in a meaningless exhibition he will need to show his dominance (hence the four All-Star Game MVPs).

Which explains this — with a third-quarter dunk, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan to score the most points in NBA All-Star Game history (now at 266 and counting).

If you know Kobe, you know he savors passing Jordan in anything. By the way, Kareem Abdul-Jabar is third with 251 points in 19 All-Star Games.

Congratulations are due to Kobe. It speaks to his longevity as an elite NBA player. It speaks to his skill. It speaks to him not taking a night off and liking to put on a show.

  1. noahbird - Feb 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    No doubt.

  2. dadaboi - Feb 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    It also speaks of how despite all the capable stars around him, he is still a ballhog.

    • drjsj - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      As much of a ball hog as jordan and kareem.

      • pqrk - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:38 PM

        without ever being as efficient as the two of them.

      • captainwisdom8888 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

        someone1 has to take the most shots on the team. how about the best overall shooter in the league. maybe the world. yea thats kobe

      • dadaboi - Feb 27, 2012 at 7:44 AM

        @captainwisdom8888: “Best overall shooter in the league”? How about among the 11 players who scored in double figures during the game, he had the 2nd worst FG percentage, next to Melo. How’s that for being the best overall shooter in the league? Again, he was a ballhog despite all the stars around him.

    • lakerdownunder - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      I think you may want to look at the box score and see how many shots others took compared to Kobe. What a lame comment…you look like an ass

      • dadaboi - Feb 28, 2012 at 3:19 AM

        Actually you are the ass. Kobe just passed Jordan for the most total points in the all-star games. So saying that other players took more shots IN THIS GAME does not prove anything. Well maybe if you look at the total attempts Kobe had in all his all-star games, you would see that he took more total accumulated attempts than anyone.

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      well, it clearly hurt the team as a whole. The West did terribly tonight.

      • adamthompson24 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

        Yet…they won

  3. charlutes - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    But I thought the all star game was meaningless, just ask Matt Moore.

    Kurt smack that guy for me.

  4. tomshoe - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Congrats Kobe, you rock.

  5. asublimeday - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    How’re the championships staking up?

    That’s what I thought. In the era of super teams (Jordan was one unto himself), Kobe is DONE.

    • oldskool0037 - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:27 AM

      Jordan was a superteam unto himself? That’s one of the most ridiculous statements ever said. If you look at it closely the Chicago Bulls had some really talented players during their championship years. Guys like Rodman, Kukoc, Pippen, Hodges, Kerr etc., were really really good. Jordan was great but it took him 6 years before he won a championship. He had to get surrounded by good team mates and a great coach to be successful.

  6. 00maltliquor - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Ahhhh……I love the smell of haters in the morning!

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