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Lakers Vs. Nuggets: Kobe Bryant To Become Fastest To 26,000 Points In NBA History

In addition to being part of an undefeated start for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant has had quite an eventful early part of the season. In the first eight games Bryant, who entered the season already as the most prolific scorer in Lakers franchise history, has surpassed the following milestones this season:

Tonight, Bryant has a chance to achieve another milestone. With 17 points, Kobe will become the youngest player in NBA history with 26,000 career points. Kobe would be the 12th player in NBA history with 26,000 career points.

Fastest To 26,000 Points in NBA History
Player Age
Kobe Bryant 32 years, 80 days*
Wilt Chamberlain
32 years, 114 days
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   
33 years, 331 days

*Kobe's age today.

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