Kobe Bryant Passes Shaquille O’Neal For 5th Most Points In NBA History

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, passing former teammate Shaquille O’Neal for fifth all-time in NBA scoring, but the Philadelphia 76ers went on a late run to beat the Lakers 95-90 on Monday night.

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Bryant, playing in his hometown of Philadelphia, needed 23 points to tie O’Neal, scored his 24th point of the game in the 2nd quarter.

“To say this is a huge honor would be an understatement. I’m so fortunate to have such a good career.” Bryant said after the game.

It was looking like a night where the Lakers would be able to celebrate Bryant’s milestone, but after Andrew Bynum’s alley-oop with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter, the 76ers went on a 14-2 run to end the game.

The Lakers (14-11) will play at Boston on Thursday.

NBA All-Time Scoring Leaders

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38387
2. Karl Malone 36928
3. Michael Jordan 32292
4. Wilt Chamberlain 31419
5. Kobe Bryant 28601
6. Shaquille O’Neal 28596

One Comment

  1. bdj says:

    Do you think Kobe will be able to pass Kareem? He needs approx. 10,000 points. That’s alot of point to score.

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