Kobe Bryant continues to define history.

ohaiKB24.com: Those 38 points Kobe scored Saturday vs. Utah were more than impressive: They were historic.

Mamba passed both Hakeem Olajuwon (3,755) and John Havlicek (3,776)  on the NBA’s career playoff scoring list during Saturday’s Game 4, settling in at No. 7 on the all-time charts with 3,792 points.

Larry Bird is perched at No. 6 on the list with 3,897 postseason points, a mark that is within Kobe’s reach this year, assuming the Lakers continue their postseason run.

For the record, Kobe has participated in 156 playoff games in 12 years, and is averaging 24.3 ppg for his career in the postseason.

Another side note to Kobe’s 38-point explosion: It was his 50th career 30-point game in the playoffs, and he trails only Shaquille O’Neal (55) among active players.

  • WifelovesLuke

    Kobe needs 105 points to catch Bird? That record will fall in Houston during game 4 of round 2. And to think, I’ve seen all of his post season points. I think I even saw all of Magic Johnson’s playoff points. Damn, I’m getting old!

  • Justin Fisher

    Anyone else hear about the refs at the end of the Celts-Bulls game saying ‘We arent calling that here” when Brad Miller was viciously attacked by Rondo, and no flagrant was called. A Bulls fan sitting be hind their bench caught the ref on tape.