Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan (32,292) on the NBA’s all-time career scoring list.

With 5:24 left in the second quarter, Bryant scored his 32,293rd career point when he converted a pair of free throws, putting the Lakers ahead, 38-32, over the Timberwolves in Minnesota.

Bryant moved up to third place, behind former Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).

“I congratulate Kobe on reaching this milestone,” Jordan told the Associated Press. “He’s obviously a great player, with a strong work ethic and has an equally strong passion for the game of basketball. I’ve enjoyed watching his game evolve over the years, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.”

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