The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant thanks his high school English teacher for encouraging him to write. He recently penned an essay on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time NBA scoring list. (Photo by Eric Gay/Associated Press)
Kobe Bryant set another milestone, but this one did prompt a video tribute, a game-ball presentation at halfcourt and a celebration on the team plane.
Bryant committed four fouls in Monday’s loss to Indiana, setting a Lakers’ record of 3,226 career fouls. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 3,224 fouls with the Lakers.
“I don’t think we’ll all look back at that and say, ‘Man, Kobe was a hacker,'” Lakers coach Byron Scott said with a chuckle. “When you play 19 years, you’re going to accumulate some fouls.”
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