Kobe Bryant has the humble honour of saying he has missed more shots that any other player in NBA history and knowing the Black Mamba, he probably doesn't care one bit.
After the Los Angeles Lakers contest with the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday Night, Bryant now has the distinction that seems fitting for the abysmal season the Lakers franchise is embarking upon by breaking the record for the most missed field goals in the history of the league.
The Lakers legend passed the mark set by small forward John Havlicek when Bryant missed his 13,418th field goal in the NBA.
It had already had been reported over the last week that many felt the volume of Kobe's shooting was endangering on the ridiculous and it has culminated in 36-year-old seeing more shots than anyone else in the history of the game miss its target.
The 32,000 points that he has amassed over his incredible career have come at a cost and to put it into perspective, 87 players in NBA history have attempted more field goals than the Black Mamba.
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It's surely a record that no other player is striving to surpass, Bryant's counter part Havlicek wasn't in the same position as the Lakers shooting guard who has been relied to carry a heavy scoring burden throughout his 19-year NBA career.
Havlicek was a sixth man on a Boston Celtics team who dominated the early stages of the professional ranks and he won eight titles with the Celtics during his playing days between 1962-1978.
Even late into Kobe's career he is still required to create and take his own shot as he finds himself on a dire Lakers roster who are not obtaining much hope throughout Los Angeles.
Bryant and Scott just don't care
Bryant has been criticised for his high volume shooting and the recent condemnation came after he hoisted 37 attempts against the Phoenix Suns in which the team lost the game 112-106.
After the game Kobe responded to the negative outcries by saying:
"I was just being aggressive, I played with a lot of energy today. It's easy to look at it and say 37 shots, but you don't see how hard I was working to get easy opportunities, offensive rebounds and transition shots."
Head coach came to the defence of his ageing superstar and he also replied to reporters about the upcoming milestone Kobe had reached:
"I don't care about that crap and I'm sure he doesn't either, I don't mean to cut you off, but to me it speaks of his aggressiveness and his longevity."
Kobe still has a few years left at the elite level which certainly means he will add to the record he currently holds, he will set a benchmark that no other player is envious to reach.