Kobe Bryant, the All-Time Leading Scorers, and What Could Be

January 8th, 2011 by Tarik Mowatt Leave a reply »
I've only recently gotten into basketball. The first games I watched were the 2010 finals. No, I've never seen Michael Jordan play besides some old  videos on the Internet. And now I'm watching a deteriorating Kobe Bryant play his last few seasons ( I don't think he's going to play until he's 40).

So I may seem ignorant to those who have watched Jordan and Kobe in their primes. However, I'm not here to discuss who is better, or if Kobe is going to match or surpass MJ in rings. I'm just writing this because, while on ESPN, I noticed something.


Player Games
PTS 1. K. Abdul-Jabbar 1,560  38,387 2. Karl Malone 1,476
 36,928 3. Michael Jordan 1,072 32,292 4. Wilt Chamberlain 1,045 31,419 5. Shaquille O'Neal* 1,195 28,504 6. Moses Malone 1,329 27,409 7. Elvin Hayes 1,303 27,313 8. Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238 26,946 9. Kobe Bryant* 1,058 26,720 10. Oscar Robertson 1,040 26,710 * Active Player

Do you notice that? No, no, not the points. The games played is what I'm seeing. All these players in the top 10 have played 1,000 games or more, but only 4 have played past 1,100 games.

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