17 Dec 2014

Bryant passes Jordan on scoring list

6:48 pm on 17 December 2014

The basketball star Kobe Bryant has eclipsed Michael Jordan on the National Basketball Association's all-time scoring list, surpassing the legendary scorer during the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' game at the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kobe Bryant

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Bryant entered the game needing nine points to top the retired Jordan's mark of 32,292 points and move into third on the all-time list and brought up the milestone with two free throws midway through the second quarter.

The 36-year-old Bryant did it in his 19th season and 1,269th game. Jordan's career lasted 15 seasons and 1,072 games.

Bryant now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928) in career points.