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Can Kobe, LeBron catch Kareem?

PER Diem: Jan. 21, 2010

Updated: January 26, 2010, 11:47 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

The stage couldn't be set any better.

Kobe Bryant enters Thursday's nationally televised battle against Cleveland just 19 points shy of a historic milestone, his 25,000th career point. He'll become only the 15th player in NBA history to reach this extraordinary mark.

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