Move over, Hondo. Kobe is the new king of misses.
Kobe Bryant moved passed Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek into sole possession of the all-time mark for missed field goal attempts, in the Memphis Grizzlies 107-102 win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.
As you might expect, Kobe didn’t sound too concerned about now holding this dubious record.
Per the LA Times:
His off-target 14-foot turnaround in the fourth quarter gave him 13,418 career misses, one more than Boston forward John Havlicek.
To provide context, Elvin Hayes, Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan hold the next four spots for all-time missed shots. Decent crew.
“Well, I’m a shooting guard that’s played 19 years,” Bryant said, emphasizing the word “shooting” and alluding to some of the misses he’d want back. “All the ones where I’ve had to try to bail the team out at the end of the shot clock. That annoys the crap out of me. Kills my field-goal percentage.”