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Kobe Bryant can pass Michael Jordan but is a long way from the top
Kobe Bryant can pass Michael Jordan but is a long way from the top

Kobe Bryant will almost surely pass Michael Jordan on Sunday in Minnesota. There's a lot of territory to cover after that. Bryant's 32,284 career points are nine shy of topping Jordan, an accomplishment that needs no explanation. But then would come Karl Malone (36,928 points) and, finally, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). Abdul-Jabbar's record seemed as indelible as ever, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Friday. "I think that's going to stand for a while. I don't think in our lifetime we're going to see it being broken," said Scott, who played six seasons with Abdul-Jabbar on the Lakers. "It's going to be hard. They're going to have...

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