Kobe Passes J. West as All-Time Lakers Scoring Leader!

Finishing Touch.

Oh yeah, PLEASE! As if you all didn’t know this was coming!
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This past Monday (2/1/10), Kobe Bryant became the franchise scoring leader for the Los Angeles Lakers, passing Mr. Logo aka Mr. Clutch Jerry West on a dunk in the 3rd quarter to a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Lakers F Ron Artest stole the ball from the Grizzlies F Rudy Gay and hit a wide-open to Jordan Farmar near the Grizzlies basket. Farmar then unselfishly passed off the ball to Kobe for the record-setting dunk.

Most Points Scored, Lakers Franchise History* :

Kobe Bryant – 25,208*
Jerry West – 25,192
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 24,176
Elgin Baylor – 23,149
Magic Johnson – 17,707

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there are actually five other active NBA players who are the franchise leader in total points for their current team. These players include: Dirk Nowitzki (20,240 points for Dallas Mavericks), LeBron James (14,436 for Cleveland Caveliers), Dwyane Wade (11,194 for Miami Heat), Chris Bosh (9,751 for Toronto Raptors) and Gerald Wallace (6,169 for Charlotte Bobcats).
Interesting enough though, Mr. Bryant still leads all of these players in total career points scored.

Kobe's Record vs Jeter's Record
As a big K. Bryant fan and as a fan of the 2009 World Series Champions; NY Yankees fan, I found it pretty intriguing that BOTH of these SUPERstars/future Hall Of Famers have each become record-holders of prestigious marks within the last year. Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig’s all-time Yankees hit record during the ’09 baseball season & Bryant’s dunk on Monday gave him the Lakers all-time scoring mark!

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