Click here to Skip to main content

Kobe breaks Jordan's mark for career All-Star points

Posted Feb 27 2012 8:42AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant has surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star game's greatest scorer.

Bryant broke Jordan's record of 262 points on a dunk with 4:57 left in the third quarter. That gave him 20 points for the game.

Owner of a record-tying four All-Star MVP awards, Bryant began the night with 244 points in the 12 games he had played in. He passed Oscar Robertson (246 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (251) earlier in Sunday night's game.

Bryant tied the record on two free throws in the third quarter, taking a break between them to wipe blood from his nose after a hard foul from Miami's Dwyane Wade.

Jordan played in 13 All-Star games.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoDraft Combine: Justin Anderson Interview
Virginia star Justin Anderson talks about his experience at the Draft Combine.
photoSprite Presents: Drive on the Court - Defense
Check out the NBA's best as they show their thirst for defense.
photoSprite Presents: Drive on the Court - Clutch
Check out what motivates the best in the game to come through for their team in the clutch!
photoBest of Phantom: Rockets Survive with Hot Start and Strong Finish
Check out the Rockets' game 4 effort in super slow-motion as they led wire-to-wire and staved off elimination by the Warriors.
photoMay 25: Daily Zap
Check out a quick recap from Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.