Perhaps a thunderous tomahawk jam would have been a more fitting way for Kobe Bryant to surpass Dominique Wilkins for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but during the third quarter of L.A.’s Tuesday win over Detroit, a running layup did the trick just the same.
"[Passing] Dominique, that was a big deal,” said Bryant’s teammate Lamar Odom. "It was great that he let us be a part of history.”
With 17 points in 29 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter of a blow out, the Black Mamba reached 26,671 points in his career, surpassing ‘Nique’s 26,668.
It’s been a constant assault up the chart of late for No. 24.
Back on December 10th, Bryant used 23 points at Chicago to surpass John Havlicek (26,395) for 11th on the list, and should he continue at his current pace of 25.4 points per game, he’ll climb all the way up to sixth place by season’s end.
Waiting in front of Bryant are Oscar Robertson (9th/26,710*), Hakeem Olajuwon (8th/26,946), Elvin Haye
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