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).
Kobe Bryant 4th all-time in scoring, Lakers winKobe Bryant moved past Wilt Chamberlain as the NBA's 4th leading scorer all-time Saturday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings, 103-98. Bryant had 19 points and a season-high 14 assists in the win. Kobe now has 31,421 points for his career, 2 more than Chamberlain (31,419). He now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, and Michael Jordan on the all-time list. Bryant sits less than 900 points behind Jordan (32,292), making the chances of Black Mamba surpassing His Airness in career points a real possibility. For Bryant, though, it's all about championships. "I just want number 6, man," he said, in reference to tying mark of Jordan's six NBA titles. While that may be a long shot this season, Bryant's career numbers are to be lauded. Read more at the link above, and see video of the accomplishment.
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