Kobe Bryant up to 5th on scoring list

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  1. truebluefan

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    When Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals to secure Bryant's fifth championship, he famously framed the accomplishment by saying, "I got one more than Shaq," referring to Shaquille O'Neal's four rings.

    Bryant was able to one-up O'Neal again Monday as he passed his former teammate for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in the second quarter of the Lakers' game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

    Bryant hit a long jump shot from the top of the key with 5:07 remaining in the first half to push him past O'Neal. Bryant's bucket was originally ruled a 3-pointer before being changed to a 2 after the shot was reviewed.

    "To say it's a huge honor would be an understatement," Bryant said after the game. "It's a lot of basketball. I've been very, very fortunate to have such a good career."

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...sses-shaquille-oneal-fifth-place-scoring-list
     
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    sucks that most of these "kobe has passed (insert name of a scoring great here) in scoring..." have come in losses.
     
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    Yeah, the Lakers shouldn't need all this scoring from Kobe right now.
     

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