Minneapolis: American basketball star Kobe Bryant has moved up to the third spot in the National Basketball Association's (NBA) all-time scoring list, surpassing legend Michael Jordan.

The Los Angeles Lakers star, in his 19th season, passed the Chicago Bulls stalwart (32,292 points) with a free throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center here Sunday.

Bryant finished the game with 26 points to reach the scoring total of 32,310 as the Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 100-94.

Bryant now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928) in career points.