With the Los Angeles Lakers enduring a difficult 2015-16 season, Kobe Bryant's farewell tour is set to include a lot more defeats than victories.
Bryant may have been on the wrong side of another loss last night against the Sacramento Kings, but the soon-to-be-retiring Lakers star made a little bit of history on Thursday night nevertheless.
In shooting 28 points at the Sleep Train Arena, the Black Mamba took his career total over the 33,000 point mark - a feat only two other plays have achieved in the history of the NBA.
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Kobe now sits in the company of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone in surpassing 33,000 total points scored, giving the top-three a distinctive Lakers flavor.
Quite appropriately, the shot that took Bryant into the exclusive group came on an impressive spin move, fadeaway jumper - a shot the 37-year-old has mastered over the past 20 years in the league.
You can see the shot for yourself at around the 1.18 mark in the video below, as well as a vintage Bryant alley-oop dunk that was part of his 28-point haul vs the Kings.
While Kobe now shares an honor with both Kareem and Malone, neither of the Hall-of-Famers should be too worried about losing their positions as the top-two in the all-time list.
Bryant may now have 30,010 career points, but he is still over 3,000 points behind the Mailman and has 5,000 less than Abdul-Jabbar.
With only 45 games left to go in the Lakers' regular season, not even Kobe can find a way to score that many points.