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Kobe Bryant Passes Jerry West For Most Free Throws Made In Lakers History

Kobe Bryant added another Los Angeles Lakers record to his résumé on Saturday night, battling the Milwaukee Bucks at The Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Bryant hit a free throw with 6:34 remaining in the fourth quarter on Saturday, giving him 7,161 free throws made in his career, passing Hall of Famer Jerry West for the top spot in Lakers franchise history. Bryant added two more free throws in the fourth quarter en route to scoring 27 points.

Most Free Throws Made, Lakers History
Rank Player Free Throws
1 Kobe Bryant 7,163
2 Jerry West 7,160
3 Elgin Baylor 5,763
4 Magic Johnson 4,960
5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4,305
6 George Mikan 3,068
7 Shaquille O`Neal 2,971
8 Vern Mikkelsen 2,969
9 Gail Goodrich 2,830
10 James Worthy 2,447
Source: Basketball-Reference.com

Eight of the top 10 in free throws made in Lakers history are in the Hall of Fame, with only time and eligibility holding back Bryant and Shaquille O`Neal.

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