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Kobe has covered the Logo.

Needing 29 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Los Angeles Lakers history, Kobe Bryant scored on a breakaway dunk with 4:14 left in the third quarter Monday night to pass Jerry West.

West scored 25,192 points in his 14-year career, all of which was spent with the Lakers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Bryant, in his 14th season, missed his first three shots in the game, but scored 23 points in the first half. He finished with 44 on 16-of-28 shooting, but the Lakers fell to the Grizzlies 95 -93. Bryant had the ball in his hands in the final seconds but passed to Ron Artest for a last-second 3-pointer. It clanged off the rim and Bryant left the floor shaking his head.

Bryant moved within a point of West’s mark on a dunk with 4:37 left in the third. He passed West 23 seconds later.

There was a scramble for the ball on the Grizzlies end. Jordan Farmar gathered the loose ball and was alone with Bryant on the break. Farmar gave up the ball to Bryant for the dunk.

West’s silhouette is used in the NBA logo, earning him the nickname.

To check out what Mr. Clutch has to say about Kobe click here.

  • kring2x

    congratulations kobe..ur the best nd my only one!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kobezwifeey/ kobezwifeey

    A well deserved achievement! & I am for certain he will CONTINUE to exceed everyones expectations! Sorry Magic… Kobe will in time put his mark on Franchise History! Woooop! Kobe… I LOVE YOU! <33 Congrats!

  • tamatzee

    Congratulations Kobe…. Your the man, gone and win us another championship.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/zzljoycekobe/ Joyce Zheng

    Congratulations!
    Go Kobe!

  • andrewsapega

    Kobe Bryant is the MVP of this season no doubt!!! Just tell me who CLTUCHES more? there is no one!!! Congratulations Kobe – Mr. Clutch!!!)))

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/willierage/ willie rage

    Man kobe is the greatest next to magic johnson ! congrats kobe !

  • matty24

    Wow! Just Wow!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/freshprince/ freshprince

    congrats KB on a truly great accomplishment..this is the lakers..not the t-pubs. great in this organization are the greatest of all time. kinda interesting and sorry this is coming from a nyc perspective..very similar to jeter last season breaking the yannkee all time hit record. read an interesting article comparing kobe and jeter how both have been the faces of their respective orgaizations for the past decade of two storied franchises!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/jobe24/ Jobe 24

    Congrates KB…. Lil Kobe and I were watching you make history last night..

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/lakers24fan/ Lakers24fan

    Way to go Kobe!!!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/ninaross/ NiNaRoSs

    You did it baby!!! Congratulations!!!

  • kobelover4eva

    I Always Knew You Could Do It…..Congratulations Kobe….

  • kobebestever

    nice job kobe. now just pass jordans record

  • lanespunkie

    Oh my Hunny, mama loves u so!!! I am so proud of u. Keep on doing what u doing babe. Go get’em another Championship season…

  • ezdoesitpro

    Kobe is the Greatest next to no one!
    Congrats!

  • martinamalka

    Mazal Tov Kobe! You should be extremely proud of this accomplishment! I remember watching Jerry on the court and he was also sensational to watch. I am sure he is glad to pass the torch to you! We’re all so proud of you. Your fans were up and out of their seats for shot! Even though it was an emotional game, and we know we should have won, everyone does, you brought your fabulous energy to the court and your energy is the energy that makes differences in the world. I hope one day I will get the chance to meet you. I am a young disabled teacher. I was like you in the classroom, sesational with children. Now I find ways to make a difference in children lives, and I look so forward to our Laker games. I never miss a game. Be proud and let the world see your beautiful smile Kobe, YOU EARNED THIS SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH THAT HANDSOME BRILLANT SMILE! There are always going to be jealous individuals who will try to make you hide your light, but don’t let them have victory over you…you are a master and so many more admire you and are inspired by you!
    Thank you for making my life have more meaning!

  • vfmi

    Bellaaaaaaaaaaaaa Kobe !!!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/dodginglakes23/ Jose. R .Cobos

    Wow !!! Beyond Mr. Clutch. KayBee you will be the greatest Laker ever (so sorry Magic) thats why records are made. Congratulations “Bean” from the bottom of a devout Laker fan. KOBE BRYANT is the measuring stick of Amazing and He is GREATNESS PERSONIFIED……………….

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/yanebok/ yanebok

    congrats KOBE!☺ love yah..♥

  • kb24greatness

    Congrats Kobe! Keep doing your thing.. This NBA is yours! You came You saw You conquered!!

  • skassis

    Wow I don’t know if there is anything else I can add for all the Congrats that you received,your fans are always behind you and believes in you, I say the Lakers are on their way to another Championship, All the best Kobe.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kobeftw/ Dont Criticize Realize

    Congratulations Kobe!! You are the best Laker of all-time and when your career is over many years from now you will go down as the greatest of all-time to ever lace it up.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/waunie/ Waunie Wilson

    Congrats Kobe!!!!!!!!!!! Lakers Scoring King with many more points to go!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/2k0be4/ 2k0be4

    congratz kobe..!!now its time for all time nba scoring.!!!?hehe

  • sportparticle

    Congrats Kobe!
    you are the one….

    شراب بايد خورد
    و در جواني يك سايه راه بايد رفت،
    همين.

    it means:
    One must drink wine
    And find passage in the youth of a shadow
    That is it!

    I am proud of you!
    this poem is a gift from Iranian People who loves you so much.it means you are on the top when you can feel the world and making them so happy.

    Wish you the best for you and your beautiful family.
    Mohsen ( Laguna Niguel ,Orange County)

  • umbral

    Congratulations, Kobe! You are a real treasure to all the Laker fans.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/leefromchina/ one kobe one champion

    Congratulations!kobe!To tell the truth,i have imagined about this b4 u did it!u have breaked manu records,and i think the next new record in NBA will be broken by u!come on kobe!we trust u!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/johnny9/ johnny

    I consider this man the greatest player that has ever played this game…the reason??? just watch him play every night!!!!congratulation Mr.Bryant !

  • miamorekobe

    congratulations…mi amore kobe…mwuah..

  • cristinabugarin

    Congratulations KOBE!!!!!!

  • myriamkb24

    Congratulations KOBE. You deserve it. We will behind you no matter what happened. You will always be loved,and appreciated. Keep up the good work. Wish you goodspeed recovery from all the injuries.You simply the best!!!

  • ckeefe16

    alright. watch out jordan

  • chadilacmamba24

    fan since lower merion and rookie year! I remember your 1st point, the free throw in the madison square garden, somewhere you obviously seem to flourish. Anyways congrats man i knew youd pass it, your not only the greatest laker, youll go down as the best all around player in the game!! Get healthy and get youself a nice 5th ring to fill your hand. ill see ya front row when yall play orlando march 7, look for me ill have both your jerseys on.

    chad

  • tazzmoney11434

    yo kobe my dude u tha best man i cant tell quoutes about u until i am blue in tha face u tha best keep it up