Lebron passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd in all-time scoring

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Xander Hernandez-Barrios

On January 25, just a day before Kobe Bryant passed away, Lebron James passed him for 3rd most points in a career, in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Lebron James needed to score 18 points against the 76ers to make him 3rd in all-time in scoring. Lebron James 29 points that night, gave him 33,644 points in his career to Kobe’s 33,643 points.

“It’s just too much. It’s too much. It doesn’t make sense. Just to make a long story short, now I’m here in a Lakers uniform, in Philadelphia, where he’s from.” That night certainly had significance for Lebron James to be in the position he was in.

Lebron James is definitely looking for his fourth championship, leading the Western Conference with a record of 36-11 after their win against Sacramento Kings. He has not shown any other interest in a milestone other than winning. Many people are wondering whether or not another trade will help the team win the championship before Lebron’s retirement in the near future. There have been trading rumors about Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers forward, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Unfortunately, the following day, Kobe Bryant passed away along with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The Lakers had a tribute to Kobe Bryant on Jan. 31, Lebron James had a speech on Bryant’s life, and ended it with “In the words of Kobe Bryant, Mamba out; but in the words of us, not forgotten.” May Kobe Bryant rest in peace.