Does Kobe have two 25 ppg 82 games seasons left in him?
If so he will have reached number 5 on the all time scoring list.
After this season he will have scored about 23.825 points in his career edging him past Charles Barkley at number 16 all time.
If he has two more seasons after this season with 25 points per game playing 82 games that makes 2050 points per season. After next season that would put him at 25.875 points at number 12 all time.
And one more season will get him to 27925 at number 5 all time. Quite a few points still behind Wilt 4,Jordan 3,Karl Malone 2 and Jabbar 1.
Here is the list http://www.nba.com/statistics/defaul...topic=4&stat=1
It is worth noting that Shaq is currently number 7 on that list and Allen Iverson is number 16 the only active players ahead of Kobe of active players.
But i do expect Shaq averages and games to continiu to decline but he will reach number 5 soon, most likely next season. Iverson i dont know whats gonna happen with him but i have a feeling that his 25-30 a game seasons are coming to a end, depends where he will sign next season.
But Kobe i think has a legimate chance at reaching Wilts total if he can keep playing at a high level for another 3-5 seasons.
I find this interesting, if you dont then do not reply to this thread :)
But we are watchin three players reach wery exclusive club and three definite all time greats and future hall of famers!
Another thing i do expect if the guy will keep doin what he does and doesnt get hit with serius injuries ala Grant Hill, Lebron James will come closer to Kareem and Malone than anyone, depends on how long he will play.
But after 5 and a half seasons the guy has allready scored 12254 points at this young age! Kevin Durant is another i think will truly be a great scorer in the future.
But Man Lebron will have close to 13000 career points after this season, with average of 27,5 points per game.