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Kobe Bryant About To Break Lakers Record For Minutes Played

At some point in the second half of tonight's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies, Kobe Bryant will likely set another team record. Bryant, who is already the only Laker ever to play in 15 seasons, is 27 minutes shy of becoming the Lakers' all-time leader in minutes played, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Here are the all-time Laker franchise leaders in minutes played:

Player Minutes
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 37,492
Kobe Bryant 37,465
Jerry West 36,571
Elgin Baylor 33,863
Magic Johnson 33,245
James Worthy 30,001
Byron Scott 25,534
Michael Cooper 23,635
Gail Goodrich 21,765
A.C. Green 21,451

Bryant is already the franchise leader in points scored, with 25,862. Only four players in NBA history have scored more points with one franchise than Kobe, and he will likely pass two of them this season:

Player Team Points
Karl Malone Utah 36,374
Michael Jordan Chicago 29,277
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston 26,511
John Havlicek Boston 26,395
Kobe Bryant Lakers 25,862

Bryant also ranks second on the Lakers all-time list in games, minutes, steals, field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted, and free-throw percentage. He is the franchise all-time leader in three pointers made and attempted.

For more information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.