Kobe Bryant passed Jerry West to set the franchise record for points during Monday night’s loss to Memphis. Jerry West’s number? 44. Kobe’s point total for the game? 44.
Sure, he was guarded pretty closely on the final possession, but maybe Kobe kicked it over to Ron Artest to preserve the tribute to his mentor. Zeke from Cabin Creek, enjoy second place.
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