Michael Jordan send a message to Kobe Bryant. He simply stated: Go Get Karl.
A couple of weeks ago, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s All Time Scoring List. Bryant said that Jordan told him to go after the next man on the list, Karl Malone, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kobe stated:
“‘Go get Karl” Bryant said. “The competitor never stops.” “It was more of a thankful feeling to Michael and the players who came before because I’ve learned so much from them,” he said. “And I don’t say that lightly. I’ve literally just stolen (stuff) from them like spin moves and pull-ups. It’s not me passing these players. It’s us.
Malone scored 36,928 points in his 19-year career, which is second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bryant is sitting at 32,365. If Kobe is going to catch up to Malone, Bryant needs to play 180 more regular-season games. His contract expires at the end of the 2015-2016 season, so it seems highly unlikely he’ll get there.
At age 36, it is unlikely he would reach that plateau.