Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant’s Historical Accomplishment and More

Stop the presses. The Los Angeles Lakers won a basketball game.

The Lakers picked up their second win of the season Tuesday night in a 114-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Kobe Bryant led the way with 28 points, but it was the fact that he reached 32,000 on his career that made the most headlines. 

Read on to see the latest on that development plus more out of Los Angeles.


Kobe Bryant Reaches 32,000

Baxter Holmes of provided an update on Bryant’s historical accomplishment: "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant broke through the 32,000 career-point barrier against the Atlanta Hawks here Tuesday, joining an elite group that includes only three others: Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar."

Bryant came into the game needing 27 points to reach 32,000 and finished with 28. 

Here is a look at who is in front of him, courtesy of that same Holmes piece:

While the Lakers may have gotten the victory Tuesday, they are not going to compete for anything but a favorable draft spot this season (their pick needs to be in the top five to keep it). What will keep fans coming to the games and tuning in on television as the win-loss record gets even bleaker is the presence of Bryant as he guns for the scoring record.

He is arguably this generation’s biggest superstar, with five rings to prove it, and he is moving up the scoring list in his final chapter. Basketball fans will make sure they watch it unfold.


Ryan Kelly Joins the Walking Wounded

Mike Trudell of noted that it will be some time before Lakers fans see Ryan Kelly back on the court:

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