The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Kobe Bryant Outscores Michael Jordan

    The Black Mamba can retire contentedly. He scored 26 points Sunday, leading L.A.’s victory over Minnesota and escaping the shadow of His Airness — Bryant’s idol since his 1996 NBA debut at the tender age of 18 — with a second-quarter free-throw. Coach Phil Jackson says Kobe was “hell bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game,” but Bryant insists beating Mike’s 32,292 career points was “not a big deal.” Maybe not, knowing Laker legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record is still 6,000 points away.


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