Great read about the good ‘ol dynamic duo…
NBA.com: We’ve gone on and on about the relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant … their eight seasons together in L.A., their three championships, the ugly ending, the diss records, the MLK Day hug and, finally, this year’s All-Star Game (where they shared the MVP award).
One other thing that Shaq and Kobe share is a place in the record book. Aside from Allen Iverson, O’Neal and Bryant are the only active players in the top 25 scorers in NBA history. And both of them have a chance to keep moving up the list before this season is over.
Shaq is sixth all-time with 27,372 points and is about to add one more achievement to his resume. Already this season he’s passed Hall of Famers John Havlicek, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes. And with 38 more points, he’ll pass Moses Malone to enter the top five.
Averaging 18.1 points per game this season, Shaq will likely need two or three games to pass Malone. The Suns host the Sixers on Wednesday, the Wizards on Saturday and the Nuggets on Monday.