Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Sunday night, scoring his ninth point of the team's road contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd quarter.
With that bucket, Kobe Bryant (32,293) trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) on the list, adding another accomplishment to a Hall-of-Fame resume' that already features five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, one league MVP award (2008), 16 NBA All-Star Game appearances, and 11 NBA All-First Team awards.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said recently that all indication point to Bryant retiring from the game after next season. If that is indeed so, Sunday's accomplishment is just another indication that we are witnessing the end of one of the greatest NBA careers of all time.
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