Kobe passes Jerry West, now all-time Lakers scorer

jerry-west-logo.gifJerry West scored 25,192 points in his 14-year career with the Lakers, which was the franchise's best until tonight in Memphis. Kobe Bryant scored 44 points to take over the team's top spot, but the Lakers still lost 95-93 to the Grizzlies.

Two L.A. sports obits: Ned Miller, USC's team statistician for 54 years, died Sunday at age 73. And Larry Bortstein, a veteran horse racing writer for the Orange County Register and California Thoroughbred magazine, died Sunday at 67.

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