It was just a matter of when, not if.
On Sunday night, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant passed NBA legend Michael Jordan on the league’s career scoring list.
Bryant needed nine points in LA’s game in Minnesota to pass MJ, and did it with a free throw in the second quarter. That gave Bryant 32,293 points. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928 points) have scored more points.
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Here is the moment, from Steff Easy’s Vine:
Jordan released a statement:
Naturally, people had fun on Twitter with the news, while others simply tipped their hats:
Bryant had 26 points and the Lakers won 100-94.
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