Sports News: Kobe Surpass MJ, Chiefs Top Raiders
Sports News NBA: Kobe Surpass MJ
Although many had seen it coming, other had still placed Kobe Bryant under the shadow of basketball legend Michael Jordan for quite some time.
Still, when it comes to professional sports, it’s all about what certain stars can do on the court and how they are able to accomplish these deeds and that is exactly what Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant did once again.
Kobe was not only able to lead the Lakers to a 100-94 away win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis this last Sunday night, but also he was also able to surpass the record that one of the top legends in the history of the sport had already topped.
By adding an additional 26 points last night, Kobe swiped MJ to the 4th spot of the NBA’s top scoring list.
Indeed, Bryant now stands 3rd with a total of 32,292 points, and behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
The 36-year-old stated that he felt more than honored to be amongst a top selection of players in the history of the league and that he will continue to fight game by game to keep it that way. Kobe now stands right behind Jabbar’s 38,387 mark and Malone’s 26,928 mark.
However, Kobe was not the only one with words for this moment. MJ himself had to congratulate Bryant and stated that indeed, Kobe is an outstanding player and that he has proven to be an emblematic figure for the Purple and Gold squad.
MJ added that he has continuously kept an eye on Kobe all these years and that he will continue to do in the future, just to see what else the star is able to conquer and accomplish.
Sports News NFL: Chiefs Top Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to set a strong pace in the league, making it clear to fans that they squad is truly committed to pursuing a major NFL title this season. The Chiefs snatched a solid 31-13 home win from the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium this last Sunday night.
The Chiefs opened the game with an outstanding 81-yard touchdown punt return by De’Anthony Thomas in the 1st, followed by a 41-yar field goal by Cairo Santos, to take a solid lead in the game.
The Raiders would answer with Sebastian Janikowski and a 53-yard FG to finish off the half with a 3-10 lead in favor of Kansas.
Although Janikowski opened the 3rd with a 33-yarder, the Chiefs dominated the quarter, first with a 3-yard TD run by Knile Davis which set the score 17-6.
Then Alex Smith commanded two consecutive TD pass plays, first completing a 20-yard array with Travis Kelce and then by throwing for a solid 70-yard TD pass play, connecting with Davis again, to set the score 31-6 by the end of the 3rd quarter.
The Raiders would hold just one more play under their sleeves and it was by James Jones who finally appeared in the game, connecting with QB Derek Carr to nail a 1-yard TD pass play and set the final score of the game 13-31, adding yet another loss to the Raiders’ 2-12 season record.
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