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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Moves Into Fourth Place in NBA Career Points

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March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant passed Wilt Chamberlain to claim fourth place in the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list.

Bryant’s field goal with seven minutes, 54 seconds left in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings gave him 31,421 career points. Chamberlain has 31,419 total points.

Bryant needs more than 800 points to reach third-place Michael Jordan, who ended his career with 32,292 points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is first with 38,387 points and Karl Malone is second with 36,928 points.

Bryant, 34, said he is more interested in a sixth championship than moving up the points list.

“I’m not asking for too much,” he told reporters. “Just give me a sixth ring.”

Bryant had 19 points in the Lakers’ 103-98 win against the Kings.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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