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Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

Posted on: February 27, 2011 5:44 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2011 2:07 am
 
Kobe Bryant passes Elvin Hayes for seventh on the all-time scoring list.  Posted by Matt Moore

Kobe Bryant ticked another name off the list of heroes and greats he continues to knock off in his drive up the all-time scoring list in the Lakers' win over the Thunder. Sunday it was Elvin Hayes as Bryant passed him to take seventh on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Hayes played 18 years in the NBA with the Houston Rockets and the Washington Bullets. He averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocks for his career, including a 23 points, 14 rebounds per game rookie season.

An interesting note? Bryant has averaged a 45.5 percent FG percentage for his career, Hayes a 45.2 percent FG percentage. Pretty close. Hayes won one NBA championship with the Bullets in '78, while Bryant obviously has five rings and is gunning, so to speak, for his sixth. 

Bryant finished with 17 points on 8-22 shooting in an ugly game. But much like his career, what people will remember is the "game winner" that put the Lakers up three and the fact that they got the win. That's his biggest contribution in terms of legacy.

Bryant is currently chasing Moses Malone by 89 points on the all-time list. He should pass him within the next four games. 
Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

I like how people bash Kobe for his high volume shooting nights, calling him a ballhog.  It is really funny how another scoring great has an even slightly lower field goal percentage. HAHAHAHAHA. Kobe is quite capable of scoring more than he does, however he does what his team needs him to do to win. He has accomplished personal goals. He's been scoring champ, league MVP. At this point in his career he knows a championship is worth so much more. If he wanted to, he could lead the league in scoring every year. But as a great team leader, he does what his team needs to win championships.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

Everybody who rips on Kobe is stupid, with much offense included. The best scorer of this era...and oh yeah how easy it is to forget that he has numerous first team ALL-NBA defense honors on his resume. You can bash him all you want about the woman who lied about him rapping her, but all that matters is what he does ON the court..and thats 7th all time scorer, 5 rings ('bout to be 6 come June), and a shut down defender. Kobe haters..you're just stupid. He scores. He defends. He wins. Yeah, sounds overrated. Please. Kobe, you are a basketball God, dont let the jealous, salty haters bother you...second coming of Air Jordan. You know how many people hated MJ?..It comes with the territory of being the best on the planet.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

Kobe is a true professional, and you HAVE to respect his work ethic, it's second-to-none in a league full of talented players who really don't try to become better.  They should all look at Kobe as the model for what some of these young guys need to do, to take their game, and the NBA to next level. 



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 8:28 am
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

last night, he was 6th leading scorer, now, today, he is 7th.  GREAT writing!!!



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 5:56 am
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

I am a Knicks fan and have never liked Kobe but not as much as I hate the Miami Heat but tonight I realized that I was wrong about Kobe Bryant.  I just didn't like the young cocky Bryant coming out of high school or how he acted.  I especially didn't like how he tried to run the Lakers front office giving them ultimatums.  The fact is I din't like the young Kobe but over the past few years I have seen him grow into a true team leader who knows how to motivate his team, how to take over a game or when to trust his teammates to take over.  It's amazing where he is at the age of 32 and I can't wait to see him pass Shaquille O'Neil on the scoring list.  It's fun to watch this guy play whens he's playing all out and ruling the game and no one can stop him. It's not fun to admit when your wrong but in Kobe's case I'm glad I was wrong because he is truly a great asset for the Lakers and the NBA whether he is the 7th or the 6th all time scorer in NBA history at this moment!



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 4:15 am
 

Kobe passes Hayes for seventh on all-time scoring

who is marlone? get a clue dude!



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:30 am
 

Kobe passes Hayes for 6th on all-time scoring

I think he will be in the top 5 of all time scoring beating O'Neal and mabey Chamberlin but i dont see kobe getting almost 11,000 more points in his career he is already 32 i belive and Shaq is 38 6 years older than him and we see how well he plays now and days.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:50 am
 

Kobe passes Hayes for 6th on all-time scoring

Not that it matters much but everyone has good posts pointing out how wrong CBS is but everyone's score is under 100.  Meanwhile the poster of this article for CBS gets a 160 for a post with the wrong head line.  I guess its a lil bias rating they are doing here.  



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Kobe passes Hayes for 6th on all-time scoring

The sad thing is, they have who he passed and who he is chasing correct.  They even edited this article 3 hours after it was posted, and still left the title saying he is sixth all time.

Can I get a job, CBS?  Seems like anyone could do it.





Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Kobe passes Hayes for 6th on all-time scoring

Kobe is also near the top of the list of infedelity, possible rapes, and payoffs.  with a little hardwork, im sure he can catch roethlisberger!!


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