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:
- Kobe became the first Laker ever to play in 15 seasons, surpassing the 14 seasons of Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Kobe became the all-time franchise leader in minutes played, passing Abdul-Jabbar on November 3 in Sacramento. Bryant's current tally is 37,620 career minutes.
- Bryant passed Jerry West on November 5 for second place on the all-time Lakers list for field goals made. Currently at 9,034, Bryant is a decent amount of buckets behind the 9,935 field goals of Kareem as a Laker.
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|
|Kobe Bryant||32 years, 80 days*|
||32 years, 114 days|
||33 years, 331 days|
*Kobe's age today.
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