The Los Angeles Lakers 114-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks was super special because their superstar Kobe Bryant joined a very illustrious club.  Bryant hit 32,000 career points joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan.  That last name on the list is obviously the person Kobe is trying to pass.  At 32,001 career points, he is now only 291 points behind Michael Jordan for third on the all-time NBA list.  Jeremy Lin had a hilarious tweet to congratulate his teammate.

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The historic shot that put Kobe in the club came in the fourth quarter with the Lakers up 105-102 and roughly 1:20 left on the clock.  Bryant backed down Thabo Sefolosha, fought through some quality defense, and nailed a turnaround jumper through a foul to give his team a two-possession lead.

If he maintains his current points-per-game average of 27.36, then Bryant will pass Jordan some time during the team’s December 9 home game with the Sacramento Kings.

h/t Yahoo Sports