With his 3-pointer from the right wing at 11:08 in the 3rd quarter against the Knicks on Sunday morning Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 20,000 point mark. Kobe also was the youngest player in league history to accumulate 10,000 – 19,000 career points
Bryant reached the milestone in his 811th game, making him the 15th fastest player to do so. His pace has increased in recent years as he was the 29th fastest to 15,000, the 22nd fastest to 16,000, the 20th fastest to 17,000, the 16th fastest to 18,000, and the 15th fastest to 19,000 points in terms of games.
Former Laker Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for fastest to 20,000 points, accomplishing the feat in just 499 games.
Earlier this year Kobe passed Utah’s John Stockton (19,711) for 31st on the career scoring list. Next up is Tom Chambers at 20,049 points.
(Statistical Assistance from Nick Mazzella and the Elias Sports Bureau)