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Kobe Bryant reaches 30000 points

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Kobe Bryant notched his 30,000th point on a short jump shot Wednesday night in New Orleans against the Hornets, the Huffington Post reported.
Bryant is just the fifth player in NBA history to reach the plateau, ESPN said.
"It's just a tremendous honor," Bryant told reporters, ESPN said. "I don't really know how else to put it. I've just been very, very fortunate."
Bryant scored 29 in the game. The Lakers defeated the Hornets 103-87.

Man breaks sound barrier with skydive attempt

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An Australian man has broken the sound barrier.

Felix Baumgartner broke the barrier Sunday as he successfully completed a 24-mile skydive in Roswell, N.M., USA Today said.

The jump took approximately nine minutes and Baumgartner reached a high speed of 833 miles per hour, or 1.24 mach, faster than the speed of sound, jump observer Brian Utley told the Associated Press.

"Hard to describe because you don't feel it." With no reference points, "you don't know how fast you travel," Baumgartner told reporters.

A 30 million-cubic-foot helium balloon hoisted a 3,000-pound capsule with Baumgartner up to his desired height.

"When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about of breaking records anymore, you do not think of about gaining scientific date. The only thing you want is to come back alive," he said after the jump.

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