Wow. Everyone’s favorite Laker, Kobe Bryant, just surpassed legendary Michael Jordan’s scoring record.
Kobe Bryant, 36, is making history on the basketball court. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard just made his way into the Top 3 all-time highest scoring players after beating Michael Jordan‘s third place record. How cool!
Kobe Bryant Beats Michael Jordan’s Scoring Record
This is pretty awesome, especially for you sports fans!
On Sunday night, Dec. 14, Kobe — who is in his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers — passed Michael Jordan’s scoring record of 32,292 points with a free throw in the second quarter, reports ESPN.
“I’m just honored to be here, man, to still be playing,” Kobe said after the game, in which the Lakers won 100-94 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Kobe is now the #3 highest scoring NBA player in the sports history, right behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
“I appreciate being able to play this long. Careers normally don’t last this long. I really appreciate the opportunity to still be out there playing and performing and doing what I do.”
Kobe Could Beat Kareem & Karl’s Records
If Kobe keeps up his sicking basketball skills, he has a chance to move up from the #3 spot into the second — and maybe even the first.
Karl sits in the #2 spot at 36,928 pointed — just over 4,000 more points than Kobe’s new record.
If Kobe is feeling really ambitious and has a few more years in him, than maybe he can even beat Kareem’s scoring record which sits at 38,387 in the #1 spot.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Kobe has what it takes to move up from the #3 spot? Are you impressed that he knocked Michael Jordan out of the Top 3? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox