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Kobe Bryant now NBA’s No. 5 all-time scorer
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 6, 2012 @ 10:28 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant moved passed former teammate Shaquille O’Neal and into fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Bryant made a long jumper midway through the second quarter of Monday’s game against Philadelphia to leapfrog O’Neal (28,596 points).
The shot was initially called a 3-pointer but later ruled to be a 2-point bucket following a review.
The 33-year-old Bryant is now only behind Wilt Chamberlain (31,419), Michael Jordan (32,292), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).
Bryant, who owns a pair of scoring crowns, leads the NBA at 29.4 ppg this season.
Bryant and O’Neal won three NBA titles during their nine seasons together in Los Angeles.
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