12 Feb 2009

Lakers Kobe Bryant reaches milestone

9:01 am on 12 February 2009

The American basketball star Kobe Bryant has become the youngest player to score 23,000 points in his NBA career.

Bryant reached the landmark at 30 years and 171 days, five days earlier than one of the game's legends, Wilt Chamberlain.

Bryant scored 34 points as the Lakers beat Oklahoma City 105 - 98.