Congrats to Kobe Bryant!!  Not only did Kobe reach his 30,000 career point Wednesday, but he became the youngest player in NBA history to do it (34 years, 104 days old).  He’s only one of 5 players to reach 30k, he joins legends Wilt Chamberlain (31,419 points), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) & Michael Jordan (32,292).

Check out what Kobe had to say about it along with Shaq, Spike Lee, Pau Gasol and more congratulating him on Twitter  & a nice throwback of his very first point after the jump….


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Kobe Reaction:

“It’s just a tremendous honor,” Bryant told reporters after finishing with 29 points in the Lakers’ 103-87 win. “I don’t really know how else to put it. I’ve just been very, very fortunate.”

Said Bryant: “I think now, honestly, I don’t know why I’m still working as hard as I am after 17 years. I mean it’s just that I enjoy what I do and I think that’s the thing that I’m most proud of — every year, every day working hard at it. That’s a lot of years, a lot of work.”

Kobe’s 30,000 point:

Kobe’s very first point:


Source: ESPN
Lead photo via @Lakers