Kobe headed into Saturday’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings only four points shy of matching Chamberlain’s point total of 31,419. Although Kobe was hobbled by a bone spur in his foot, the veteran shooting guard battled through the injury in order to suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers against the division rival Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena.
Early on in the second quarter, Kobe rose up at the free throw line while being defended by John Salmons and drained the jumper to surpass Chamberlain. Kobe is now fourth on the list of elite scorers in NBA history with Michael Jordan (32,392), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) ahead of the perennial All-Star.
With Kobe passing Chamberlain, the future Hall of Famer sets his sights on the final eight games of the season and to help the Lakers clinch the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The Lakers will attempt to hold off the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks in the final weeks of the regular season.
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