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Dec 15, 2014
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Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant has always been viewed as the player that's been chasing Michael Jordan's back. Starting today though, it'll be the Mamba who'll be looking at MJ over his shouldersin career points, at least.

Image via Bleacherreport

The 36-year old Bryant has finally passed His Airness (32,292 points), securing third place in the NBA's all-time scoring list. He notched point number 32,293 on a free throw in the second quarter of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier today.

Watch Kobe as he reaches the milestone:

Video via NBA

Hats off to the 'Wolves for courteously calling a timeout to let Kobe celebrate and soak in this awesome moment.

Next on the all-time scoring list are NBA greats Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). Are their records also in trouble? If Kobe keeps scoring as much as he is today (he's averaging 25.4ppg, good for third in the league, as of this writing) until he's 40 and manages to stay healthy, there's a chance that he can climb further up. Slim, but a chance nonetheless.

Congrats, Kobe!