Kobe scores 27 vs Denver, moving closer to passing Michael Jordan on All-time scoring list
Kobe Bryant is just 218 points away from passing Michael Jordan for 3rd all-time on the NBA scoring leaders after scoring 27 (on what felt like 218 shots but was actually 24) against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Bryant was very effective for most of the game but missed 8 of 11 of his shots in the 4th quarter including a 19 footer with a second left in regulation.
After the game, Denver coach and Kobe mentor Brian Shaw talked about Kobe eventually passing Jordan.
“I think that he’ll probably just say that it’s just another milestone, but it’s obvious that Jordan was somebody that Kobe idolized and looked up to,” said Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw
“I think [Jordan]’s the best player to ever play the game and the best player at the [shooting] guard position. I think it’s 1 and 1A or 1A and 1B — I think Kobe’s the next [shooting] guard right behind him. And I don’t think there’s very much difference between the two.”
Source: LA TIMES