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Kobe Bryant Joins 28,000-Point Club

At 33 years, 131 days old Bryant is the youngest ever to reach the 28,000-point plateau, and the fifth fastest in number of games to reach the milestone. Coincidentally, five of the six players to reach the plateau spent time on the Los Angeles Lakers. Only Michael Jordan reached the 28,000 mark without donning a Laker uniform.

Leading Scorers in NBA History
Rank Player Games to 28,000 Total Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,008 38,387
2 Karl Malone 1,070 36,928
3 Michael Jordan 886 32,292
4 Wilt Chamberlain 825 31,419
5 Shaquille O`Neal 1,154 28,596
6 Kobe Bryant 1,109 28,...

Bryant has led the Lakers in scoring in each of the first four games of the season, but was outscored by the returning Andrew Bynum last night as he fell four short of the record. He did lead the Lakers last night with nine assists.

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