Despite playing in a league featuring dominant scorers like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, it has been the 34-year-old guard who has led the league in scoring with 28 points on 49 percent shooting – by far the best shooting percentage of his career. Not even Michael Jordan shot this well at the age of 34. Logic says your scoring is supposed to diminish in the latter stages of your career, but Bryant’s scoring has actually gone up for the second consecutive season.
Here’s something less surprising: he officially became the youngest player ever to reach 30,000 points on Wednesday in a contest against the New Orleans
Pelicans Hornets, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in the history of the league to reach the milestone.