Kobe passes Olajuwon

Kobe Bryant’s breakaway dunk with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the first quarter of tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings gave him 13 points in the period and propelled him past Hakeem Olajuwon into eighth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He needed 12 points to catch Olajuwon, who had 26,946 points in his Hall of Fame career. Fans saluted Bryant with a standing ovation when they were told of his feat during a timeout with the teams tied at 23-all with 2:49 left in the first quarter.

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