Originally Posted by RoundMoundOfReb
he won't do the playoff points this year.
Correct. Damn, how many more games, season did it take Kobe to eventually surpass MJ in all-time points?
18 games in 1986 (limited minutes due to injury too)
17 games in 1995 (shaking off rust in process)
60 games in 2002 (advanced age, 39 years old, really bad knee injury)
It's crazy to think how many accumulative points MJ would've had with at the very least playing all of the 1994 and 1995 season ... and even if he did the current Kobe thing of hanging around to increase his numbers in lieu of actually competing for championships in 1999, 2000, and 2001.
He probably could've overtaken Kareem given his insane durability, yearly output in terms of scoring if he continued to play until he was 40 for basically no reason.
As he did in 2002, and 2003. Jesus doe, GOAT gonna GOAT