Air Kobe: After Beating Jordan's Record, Scores Triple-DoublePublished December 31, 2014 by Amir G
Kobe Bryant has made history by taking Michael Jordan's 3rd spot at the NBA's all-time scoring list.
It was bound to happen and it finally did – Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list, becoming the league's third highest scorer in its history. During the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 14th (100-94), the 36-year-old guard started with 32,284 points and finished with 32,310 – 18 points more than Michael Jordan at 32,292.
Michael Jordan himself congratulated Kobe for reaching the milestone, praising his work ethic and passion for basketball. But according to the Chicago Sun-Times, His Airness had another request to Kobe: "Go get Karl". Karl "The Mailman" Malone is the legendary Utah Jazz power forward which is 2nd in the NBA all-time scoring list with 36,928 points, second to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who leads with 38,387 points.
Triple-double Against Nuggets
Looking at Kobe's performance since the achievement, it seems that the man did not take Jordan's words lightly. Just yesterday night in his team's 111-103 win over the Denver Nuggets, Kobe Bryant became the second oldest among active players to achieve a triple double (23 points, 11 assists, 11 rebounds). This great Kobe performance came after he was injured and benched for three games. It's estimated that Kobe will retire when his contract expires at the end of the 2015/6 season, so it's unlikely to see him passing Malone, but what could he possibly wish for after passing Jordan?
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