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Kobe passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scoring list (VIDEO)

Mar 31, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

Kobe Bryant moved into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Saturday, after hitting a pull-up jumper from 15 feet out with 7:55 remaining in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings.

The shot pushed Bryant past Wilt Chamberlain, who now sits at fifth with 31,419 career points.

Bryant trails only Michael Jordan (32,292),  Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). If he continues to play at or even near his current level, Bryant will be on pace to overtake Jordan on the list at some point midway through next season.

  1. rumar1989 - Mar 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    all yall insecure michael jordan fans, the minute kobe can pass michael next, is that yall get all defensive, why is that. some of yall that said that mamba is not a team player, shoots lakers out of games, and that he miss more shots in history and stuff like that. well he’s a hall of famer for a reason, he’s a winner, he has the background of going far in the playoffs. if he was all of those things that some of yall describe, he wouldn’t have rings, right. kobe guys accomplish things earlier in his career, than michael jordan has, jordan had to wait late in his career to start winning, michael
    earlier in his career with the bulls, never had a great supporting cast. while kobe earlier in his career
    when he first joined the lakers, ran into a team that had more talent. the guys that kobe grew up with
    during his era, never accomplish the things that he has accomplish, kobe at 34, is still performing at a high level, where most players, would have a hard time, getting back to. that’s what separates kobe from everyone else, in nba history, he’s the hardest worker, and dedicated man ever. not this year, but i get the strong feeling, that kobe will eventually get number 6, before his career concludes.
    kobe is a leader, and you talk about missing more shots than anyone in history, i’m sure he has more game winners in his career, even than jordan, i’ll say. so the bottom line is fellows, kobe is a winner, and that’s all that matters, he’s done things that most players never did. if he’s shooting them out of games, then he must be doing something right, cause he already has the titles to back him up, so it wasn’t by accident, kobe is the best laker ever, and a lot of guys never could win titles.

  2. chrismt79 - Mar 31, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    MVP’s are a reflection but they do not tell the full story either. To score that many points without being a big. and to have such poor defense (unless you count his horrible steal attempts defense) it’s simply his demand to play isolation ball which, provides little opportunity for teammates to get in any sort of rhythm as mentioned. His work ethic and desire to be as good as he can be was never in question. But the fact many of this points came at the expense of his teams chemistry, and ultimately resulted in losses is what makes his game severely lacking, and why he will never be included in a serious conversation for GOAT. Basketball is a team game last time I checked. He was fortunate to have Shaq, PG, Big shot Bob, Fisher, etc… To bail out his mishaps and horrible defense.

  3. paulhargis53 - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    gofish: I agree with you, but West was a force in his day, on both ends of the court. Im pretty sure West is higher on the list than Kobe. A case can also be made for Elgin Baylor.

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