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Kobe Bryant Needs 24 Points To Pass Shaquille O'Neal On NBA All-Time Scoring List

Kobe Bryant returns to his old stomping grounds Monday night as the Los Angeles Lakers battle the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center, 15 miles away from where Kobe graduated high school. Bryant could have an NBA milestone in Philadelphia on Monday night, passing one of his old teammates.

Bryant, the leading scorer in the NBA this season at 29.4 points per game, has scored 28,573 points in his career, and needs 24 points to surpass Shaquille O'Neal for fifth place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

NBA All-Time Scoring List
Rank Player Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2 Karl Malone
36,928
3 Michael Jordan
32,219
4 Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
5 Shaquille O'Neal
28,596
6 Kobe Bryant 28,573

Kobe has scored at least 24 points in 20 of 24 games this season. He has averaged 21.8 points in 14 career regular season games in Philadelphia, including a nine-point effort on December 17, 2010 in the Lakers' last trip to the city of brotherly love.

Monday night's 4 p.m. PST game will be televised by KCAL. For more news and notes on Lakers basketball, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.