Kobe Bryant Moves into 4th Place on All-Time Scoring List

Posted: 03/31/2013 by phillyisforphanatics215 in Basketball

On Saturday, Kobe Bryant moved into 4th place on the all-time scoring list of the NBA. With 7:55 left in the second quarter, Kobe hit a pull-up jumper to reach 31,421 career points which surpassed Wilt Chamberlain’s mark of 31,419 career points.

After the game, Bryant said of the accomplishment,”What a journey, it’s been a very, very long journey. I’m certainly extremely appreciative of all the support and the Laker faithful, the ‘Laker Nation,’ from being a 17-year-old kid to a 34-year-old man and all the support they’ve given me throughout my career.”

After moving up on the list, the only players still ahead of him on the list are Michael Jordan (32,292 points), Karl Malone (36,928 points), and the all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points).

Bryant and Chamberlain have been compared many times in the past. Kobe passed Wilt’s record for most points scored by a Philadelphia area high school basketball player. Also, Kobe’s 81 point performance is the second most, only behind Wilt’s legendary 100 point performance.

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