NEW YORK, Dec. 23 -- Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to reach the 20,000 point barrier when he scored his 20th point of the game in the third quarter against the Knicks. Bryant has spent his entire 12-year career with the Lakers after they acquired his draft rights from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996. Kobe reached 20,000 at the age of 29 years, 122 days, passing Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of 29, 134.

Bryant is one of just three active players in the club, joining former teammate Shaquille O'Neal (25,842) of the Heat and Denver's Allen Iverson (21,516).

Now in his 12th season, Bryant needed just 811 games to score his 20,019 points. Bryant, who was also the youngest player to score 10,000 career points, has won the past two scoring titles.

Quickest to 20,000 Points
Player Games Average Overall Rank
1 Wilt Chamberlain 499 40.1 4
2 Michael Jordan 620 32.3 3
3 Oscar Robertson 671 29.8 8
4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 684 29.2 1
5 Elgin Baylor 711 28.1 19
6 Allen Iverson 713 28.1 24

The Complete 20,000-Point Club
Player Years Games Points Average
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 20 1560 38,387 24.6
2 Karl Malone 19 1476 36,928 25.0
3 Michael Jordan 15 1072 32,292 30.1
4 Wilt Chamberlain 14 1045 31,419 30.1
5 Moses Malone 19 1329 27,409 20.6
6 Elvin Hayes 16 1303 27,313 21.0
7 Hakeem Olajuwon 18 1238 26,946 21.8
8 Oscar Robertson 14 1040 26,710 25.7
9 Dominique Wilkins 15 1074 26,668 24.8
10 John Havlicek 16 1270 26,395 20.8
11 Shaquille O'Neal 16 1008 25,842 25.6
12 Alex English 15 1193 25,613 21.5
13 Reggie Miller 18 1389 25,279 18.2
14 Jerry West 14 932 25,192 27.0
15 Patrick Ewing 17 1183 24,815 21.0
16 Charles Barkley 16 1073 23,757 22.1
17 Robert Parish 21 1611 23,334 14.5
18 Adrian Dantley 15 955 23,177 24.3
19 Elgin Baylor 14 846 23,149 27.4
20 Clyde Drexler 15 1086 22,195 20.4
21 Gary Payton 17 1335 21,813 16.3
22 Larry Bird 13 897 21,791 24.3
23 Hal Greer 15 1122 21,586 19.2
24 Allen Iverson 12 773 21,516 27.8
25 Walt Bellamy 14 1043 20,941 20.1
26 Bob Pettit 11 792 20,880 26.4
27 David Robinson 14 987 20,790 21.1
28 George Gervin 10 791 20,708 26.2
29 Mitch Richmond 14 976 20,497 21.0
30 Tom Chambers 16 1107 20,049 18.1
31 Kobe Bryant 12 811 20,019 24.7