Tonight at the United Center in a game against the Chicago Bulls Kobe Bryant became the eleventh highest scorer in NBA history, passing Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek. Bryant scored his 26,396th point to move past the Hall of Fame guard. Kobe Bryant has been climbing higher and higher on the league’s all-time scoring ladder, and now sets his eyes on breaking the top ten.
The next step for Bryant on the path to Kareem is Dominique Wilkins, who scored a total of 26,668 points in his Hall of Fame career. While there is no doubt that one day Bryant will join Havlicek and Wilkins in the basketball Hall of Fame, there is no telling how many points Bryant will have amassed at that point.