Although Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant attempts to downplay his love affair with Michael Jordan, everybody knows that Bryant is obsessed with the Chicago Bulls legend.
But just how obsessed is he? Possibly enough to pass Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list when Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers play the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day in the Windy City?
Although it sounds almost storybook in nature, it’s actually a very legit possibility that Kobe Bryant could pass Jordan and do so on national television.
Currently, Bryant sits 592 points behind Jordan in regular season points scored. With 28 games on the schedule before the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls meet, such would require Bryant to average 21-plus points per contest before he arrived in the Windy City, as noted by Reddit user Lakerwiz.
The numbers all check out and if Kobe Bryant was to play in every single Lakers game leading up to their Christmas Day matchup against the Chicago Bulls and averages 21-points per contest (or even a little less), it sets up perfectly.
Now, if one was to ask Kobe Bryant this he would most likely play coy and pretend he wasn’t even aware he was near Jordan on the list, let alone would have the possibility to pass him on the all-time scoring list in the building that he built. However, knowing Bryant is an uber-stat head and studies the game at insane levels, buying such an argument would seem unlikely.
It’s likely something – injury or scoring averages – will get in the way of such actually happening, but it certainly would be a notable achievement in the most unique of ways.