Kobe Bryant passes Wilt ‘Bombata’ Chamberlain for 4th on All-Time Scoring List

Published on March 31st, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 2,334 views

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On a night when a 1 foot Kobe Bryant barely missed a triple double and dished out a season high 14 assists, Kobe moved ahead of Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA All Time Scoring List to slot #4 trailing only Kareem, The Mailman an MJ. ┬áThe historic moment came early in the 2nd quarter when Kobe scored 2 of his 19 points on a jumper over King’s John Salmons.

Growing up in Philly, Kobe actually met Wilt the 76ers and Lakers legend when he was just 8 years old and said the first thing he thought of was he was meeting ‘Bombata’ from Conan the Barbarian and that “he was just a warm-hearted gentleman.” ┬áNot to be Mr Pop Culture on him but Wilt was in the Conan sequel Conan The Destroyer not Barbarian.

Regardless of what number in the Conan franchise Wilt was in, the only number that means something right now is 4 until Kobe passes 23 to get to 3.

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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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