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Kobe Bryant Passes Oscar Robertson For Ninth On All-Time NBA Scoring List

The Los Angeles Lakers are beginning to turn things around, winning their third straight game Friday night, 101-97 over the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center. It was the fifth win in six games for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant continued his assault on the record books, moving up to ninth on the all-time scoring list.

Bryant, who passed Dominique Wilkins Tuesday night for 10th place on the scoring list, moved up one spot two games later. Kobe's jump shot with 1:09 remaining in the third quarter moved him past Oscar Robertson for ninth place on the all-time scoring list. Bryant also passed John Havlicek earlier this season.

NBA All-Time Scoring List
Rank Player Points Avg
6 Moses Malone 27,409 20.6
7 Elvin Hayes 27,313 21.0
8 Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946 21.8
9 Kobe Bryant 26,720 25.3
10 Oscar Robertson 26,710 25.7

Next on the list for Kobe is Hakeem Olajuwon, and barring injury Bryant should end up in sixth place on the all-time scoring list by the end of the season. That will make for an interesting scoring list, with Kobe one spot behind Shaquille O'Neal in the annals of NBA history. The Lakers host the New York Knicks Sunday night at Staples Center.

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