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Kobe Bryant passes Hakeem Olajuwon

Updated: February 1, 2011, 6:03 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Two summers ago, Kobe Bryant called up Hakeem Olajuwon so he could see the legendary big man's footwork up close and try to steal a few of his post moves.

Friday night against the Sacramento Kings, Bryant took Olajuwon's place in the record books.

Bryant's breakaway dunk with 3:29 remaining in the first quarter gave him 13 points for the game, passing Olajuwon's 26,946 career points for eighth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Bryant finished the ...

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