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Kobe Bryant Needs 21 Points To Become Youngest Ever With 28,000 NBA Points

Kobe Bryant has led the Los Angeles Lakers in scoring in each of their first four games this season. If he continues down that path on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, he will likely reach another scoring milestone in his illustrious career. Bryant needs just 21 points to become the sixth player in NBA history with 28,000 points.

At 33 years, 130 days old Bryant would be the youngest ever to reach the 28,000-point plateau. He was the youngest to reach 23,000, 24,000, 25,000, 26,000 and 27,000 points in NBA history. Here are the five players in league history to score 28,000 points.

Fastest To 28,000 Points in NBA History
Rank Player Games to 28,000 Total Points
1 Wilt Chamberlain 825 31,419
2 Michael Jordan 886 32,292
3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,008 38,387
4 Karl Malone 1,070 36,928
5 Shaquille O`Neal 1,154 28,596

Bryant currently has 27,979 points through 1,107 games in his career. At 617 points behind Shaq, Kobe should end up in fifth place on the all-time scoring list at some point in February.

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