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Lakers legend Magic Johnson added his congratulations in a few Twitter communications.

"Congrats to Kobe Bryant on driving his idol jordan for [third] in the NBA all-time scoring list, " Johnson had written. "Laker fans we've been so blessed to view Kobe Bryant, one of many top [five or six] best people ever, play in a Lakers consistent! Like we've never ever seen another player like jordan, we are going to never see another player like Kobe Bryant!"

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The 36-year-old Bryant passed Jordan inside the 1, 269th profession game and keeps a 25.5 points per online game average for their job. Jordan accumulated their total in 1, 072 games and resigned (for the third and last time) with a 30.1 things per online game career average.

Photo: Ann Heisenfelt/AP Bryant, inside the 19th period after being drafted straight-out of high school in 1996, leads all energetic NBA players in things by a wide margin. Dirk Nowitzki (27, 313 things) ranks second among active players and ninth general. In 2010, Bryant ranks third in scoring at 25.4 things per online game, trailing Rockets guard James Harden and Cavaliers ahead LeBron James.

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"Congrats Bean, " James penned on Twitter, talking about Bryant by their center title. "#ThirdAllTime #LivingLegend."

Rank Athlete (*active) Things
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
Karl Malone 36, 928
Kobe Bryant* 32, 310
Jordan 32, 292
Wilt Chamberlain 31, 419
Shaquille O'Neal 28, 596
Moses Malone 27, 409
Elvin Hayes 27, 313
Dirk Nowitzki* 27, 223
10 Hakeem Olajuwon 26, 946

Jordan had held the number 3 spot-on the scoring listing since Jan. 22, 2003, when he hit a jumper for from the brand new Orleans Hornets to go previous Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain.

Bryant completed with a team-high 26 points, giving him a vocation total of 32, 310 points. Carlos Boozer included 22 points and 13 rebounds off the bench the Lakers.

Shabazz Muhammad led the Timberwolves with a game-high 28 things and nine rebounds. Andrew Wiggins included 16 things as well as 2 rebounds.

Source: www.si.com
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