Bryant eclipses 30,000, Lakers beat Hornets 103-87

Updated: December 6, 2012, 4:51 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Kobe Bryant grinned and uttered the word "irony" as he considered the fact that the team that drafted him nearly 17 years ago was his opponent on the night he eclipsed a scoring milestone to join an exclusive club of NBA greats.

It's easy to forget that it was the Hornets who drafted and then traded Bryant away back in 1996.

In the years since, the Hornets have changed cities, from Charlotte to New Orleans, and Bryant has become one of five players in NBA history to ...

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