Kobe Can Pass Michael Jordan On The All-Time Scoring List, On Christmas, In Chicago, With a 21 PPG Average To Start The Season
Kobe Bryant is currently 592 points behind Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. Michael Jordan is currently 3rd all-time on the scoring list and has 32,292 career points. Kobe Bryant is currently one spot behind MJ at #4 with 31,700 career points. The Lakers also happen to be playing the Chicago Bulls on Christmas this year, in Chicago. This is going to be the 29th game into the NBA season this year. If Kobe averages just about 21 points a game to start the season, he would start the game on Christmas, in Chicago, with the ability to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. It would be such a fitting setting for him to do so and it would be on the biggest stage of the NBA regular season.
If Kobe is able to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, he would only have two more people ahead of him in Karl Malone at #2 with 36,928 career points and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at #1 with 38,387 career points. That would leave Kobe (assuming he’s passed MJ as is at 32,293 career points) 4,635 points behind Karl Malone and 6,094 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It would be quite the feat for Kobe, especially with all of those seasons and games behind him, to be able to catch up to Karl and Kareem. If there was anyone that could do it, it would be Kobe.
Kobe Bryant Stats – Basketball Reference
Michael Jordan Stats – Basketball Reference
NBA All-Time Scoring Leaders – ESPN.com