Kobe Bryant Passes 32,000 Points Scored in NBA Career

November 18th, 2014 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Kobe Bryant took one step closer to overtaking Michael Jordan on Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.

The shooting guard notched his 32,000th career point in the fourth quarter against Atlanta, climbing to within under 300 points of MJ for third on the NBA all-time scoring list, as the Los Angeles Lakers noted on Twitter:

Bryant finished the night with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in L.A.'s 114-109 win over Atlanta. That gave him 32,001 total career points, which is just 292 shy of surpassing Jordan's 32,292.

The 36-year-old made history earlier in the season when he broke John Havlicek's old record for most missed field-goal attempts.

Bryant's pursuit of various benchmarks has offered some solace to L.A. fans in what is an otherwise drab season. Especially after rookie Julius Randle's season-ending leg injury, the Lakers offer little in the way of optimism. Yet as bad as things get, Kobe remains the constant. He's going to scowl, chastise his teammates and score in bunches in just about every game.

He's always been known as a ...

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