Kobe Bryant: One Record the Superstar Won’t Hold

Say what you will about future Hall of Fame player Kobe Bryant, but there is no one that can deny he continues to set records.

Bryant tied Bob Pettit‘s record for All-Star game honors with his fourth MVP as he led the Western Conference to a 148-143 victory over the East on Sunday night, despite a triple-double from LeBron James.

Kobe's 37 points and 14 rebounds brought out the haters, like Amar'e Stoudemire, who said, “You could tell he started out from the start, he wanted to get the MVP, He was not passing the ball, at all. But that’s Kobe.”

Some may see Kobe Bryant as a ball-hog and someone who refuses to pass, but if you actually watched the game, he passed quite often. Let’s not forget, he was the one working on the boards to obtain the 14 rebounds and give the West a comfortable lead during the entire game until the last few minutes.

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder only attempted three shots fewer than Kobe Bryant; was anyone calling him a ball-hog tonight?

Chalk it up to being one of the greats. Kobe Bryant continues his legacy as earlier this season he became the youngest NBA players to score 26,000 points in a career and now has moved to eighth on the all-time scoring list.

While Kobe will arguably go down as one of the best players of all time, this is one record he will not hold.

The career scoring leader is currently former Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bryant still needs over 11,000 points to reach him.

Kobe Bryant scored 1,970 points last year and if he continues to do the same, he will move up to sixth on the all-time list, just below Shaquille O’Neal; but odds are Kobe could score less.

He is currently averaging 25 points per game this season and if he played the same number of games (73) as last year, that would give him 1,825.

For his career, he is averaging 25.3 points per gam...

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