Kobe Bryant Overtakes Shaquille O'Neal For Fifth On NBA's All-Time Scoring List

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Going into tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers needed 24 points to overtake Shaquille O'Neal and move into fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. No easy task.

But as it turns out, Kobe got to 24 in the first half.

By knocking down a deep 23-footer with 5:08 left in the first half in Philly, Bryant gave the Lakers a 40-35 lead. But more importantly, he arrived at 28,597 total points for his career, leaving Shaq and his 28,596 in the dust.