Los Angeles Lakers: All-time leader

Kobe vs. Magic: The deck stacked against 24

January, 29, 2010
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Two all-time greats, only one can be G.L.O.A.T.



As a date with the Philadelphia 76ers awaits, Kobe Bryant needs just 72 points to pass Jerry West as the Lakers' all-time leading scorer. Yet another milestone in the career of The Mamba. (The dude quite literally shatters records every week these days.) Yet another step towards being not just a face on the purple-and-gold Mount Rushmore, but perhaps the face. The Greatest Laker of All-Time (G.L.O.A.T.)

Like Brian and I discussed in the latest PodKast, a strong argument can be made Kobe's only true competition is Magic Johnson. Based on feedback from fans, Bryant remains the bridesmaid. But could that ever change?

To a large degree, it's a question of whether you prioritize success on the court, or the entire package.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0