Championnat du Brésil (D2) : dans le même match, Rivaldo et son fils marquent chacun un but

Agé de 43 ans, champion du monde en 2002 et Ballon d’or trois ans plus tôt, Rivaldo a repris du service il y a quelques jours, sous le maillot de Mogi Mirim, équipe dont il est le président et avec laquelle il avait joué au début de sa carrière. Mardi, lors du Championnat du Brésil de deuxième division, face à Macae (3-1), il a inscrit un des trois buts de son équipe, sur penalty. Quelques minutes plus tôt, son fils, Rivaldinho (20 ans), avait ouvert la marque, sur une passe… de son propre père ! Rivaldo a également été impliqué sur le troisième but de Mogi Mirim, avant d’être remplacé à la 50e minute.

Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

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The Los Angeles Lakers star, now in his 19th season, passed the Chicago Bulls legend (32,292 points) and the player to whom he has long been compared with a free throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.

"I'm just honored to be here, man, to still be playing," Bryant said. "I appreciate being able to play this long. Careers normally don't last this long. I really appreciate the opportunity to still be out there playing and performing and doing what I do."

Bryant, 36, entered Sunday's 100-94 win eight points shy of Jordan's mark. He finished with 26 points on 7-of-20 shooting to go along with six rebounds and two assists. Bryant now trails only Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Malone (36,928) in career NBA points.

For Bryant, the milestone is no small feat, as he forged his Hall of Fame career in Jordan's shadow, with every achievement measured against his idol, almost since the day Bryant entered the league in 1996 at the age of 18.

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Kobe Bryant, left, scored his 32,293rd point Sunday night, passing Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's career scoring list.

"I congratulate Kobe on reaching this milestone," Jordan told the Associated Press in a statement. "He's obviously a great player, with a strong work ethic and has an equally strong passion for the game of basketball. I've enjoyed watching his game evolve over the years, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next."

"He knows how much I've learned from him," Bryant said of Jordan. "From the other legends, but him in particular."Phil Jackson coached both players in the NBA. he won six titles with Jordan's Bulls and five with Bryant's Lakers, and he wrote in his book "Eleven Rings" that Bryant was "hell-bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game."

Bryant disputes Jackson's claim and has downplayed topping Jordan's scoring total for weeks. "It's really not a big deal to say I passed him for something like that," Bryant said. "It's a great accomplishment, but the true beauty is in the journey."

To commemorate the achievement, Nike, which sponsors both athletes, put a special edition"Mamba Moment" shoe on sale online for $245.

LeBron James, who grew up admiring Bryant, was one of many who took to Twitter to congratulate the future Hall of Famer.