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Lakers Vs. Hawks: Kobe Bryant Passes Moses Malone For 6th On NBA All-Time Scoring List

Looking for their eighth straight win, the Los Angeles Lakers took a 57-49 lead into halftime over the Atlanta Hawks, and Kobe Bryant made history with 15 first-half points. Bryant passed Moses Malone for sixth place in the NBA all-time scoring list. Just in case you forgot about the former three-time MVP Malone, here is a quick biography:

Bryant began the season in 12th place on the all-time list, but has passed four legends this season. Kobe passed former Celtic John Havlicek on December 10, passed Dominique Wilkins on January 4, passed Oscar Robertson on January 7, passed Hakeem Olajuwon on January 28, and passed Elvin Hayes on February 27:

NBA All-Time Scoring List
Rank Player Points Avg
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   38,387 24.6
2 Karl Malone 36,928 25.0
3 Michael Jordan 32,292 30.12
4 Wilt Chamberlain 31,419 30.07
5 Shaquille O'Neal 28,590 23.7
6 Kobe Bryant 27,412 25.3
7 Moses Malone 27,409 20.6
8 Elvin Hayes 27,313 21.0
9 Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946 21.8
10 Oscar Robertson 26,710 25.7
11 Dominique Wilkins   
26,668 24.8
12 John Havlicek
26,395 20.8

Malone played three seasons of his great career with the Hawks, from 1989-1991, making the All-Star team in 1989. Bryant scored 20 points against the Hawks on February 22, in a 104-80 win by the Lakers.

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