Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan on NBA All-Time Scoring List

by December 14, 2014
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Kobe Bryant has officially scored more points in his NBA career than Michael Jordan.

Bryant, 36, came into the night needing just nine points to pass MJ. And with a pair of free throws against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the lifetime Laker tied and passed Mike—Bryant is now the third-highest scoring player in League history.

Jordan, who scored 32,292 points in his career, is now fourth on the NBA’s career scoring chart.

“It’s a huge honor to be here in this position,” Bryant said earlier this week, via the Associated Press. “I can’t believe I’ve scored that many points, especially from where my career started, not playing and things like that. It’s a huge honor. It wasn’t something I thought about growing up as a kid. It was championships.

Kobe is averaging 25.4 points per game so far in 2014-15.

UPDATE: Here’s the video: