When it’s all said and done, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will go down as one of the greatest NBA players of all time considering the type of career he’s displayed since coming to the league in 1996. On Wednesday, Bryant made a mark for his name in the record books once again by becoming the fifth player in league history (and the youngest) to break the 30,000 point milestone–which should come as no surprise considering the type of player Bryant’s been throughout his career.
Over the years, Bryant has established a reputation for being a “ball hog” as he always seems to be finding ways to shoot the ball–no matter how many defenders may be covering him. The fact that Bryant became the youngest player to reach the milestone really should come as no surprise because let’s be honest–there would be more than five players breaking the 30,000 point mark if they took as many shots as Bryant did on a nightly basis.
Bryant has always been the type of player that feels the need to do more than he really has to on the court and there’s no question he’s a future Hall of Famer. Now that Bryant no longer has to deal with the pressure of reaching the 30,000 point mark–maybe he can figure out a way to get the Lakers on track after a disappointing 9-10 start to the 2012-13 season.
For a team that was supposed to be a strong contender in the Western Conference–Los Angeles has been nothing but a joke so far this season.
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